Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

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The Extended Project is a free standing qualification that you can take alongside your A2 subjects.

It will either extend from one or more of your study areas or will be from an area of personal interest or activity. 

This is your opportunity to undertake and get credit for an extended piece of work on something you are really interested in, and present it in whatever format you think is appropriate.

This course can be studied as part of the second year of any Pathway within the Sixth Form A-Level programme.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

The EPQ will set you apart from others as it demonstrates your willingness to carry out a piece of extended work, proving that you have developed crucial skills for the workplace or further study.

You will learn to present your own ideas in original and interesting ways, developing your independent and creative thinking.

After this course, you can move on to university, where the skills you have developed on the extended project will help you to succeed on a wide range of courses. Depending on your chosen topic you will have developed skills, experience and knowledge useful in the workplace.


Entry Requirements

You will need good organisation skills, an interest in a specific topic and a good standard of written English if you are intending to produce an essay-based project.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.