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Extended Project Qualification

Staff Contact

Dr R Dolton    

Course Content

This is an independent research project in an area of your own interest. You are taught skills including academic research and referencing, presentation, decision-making and project management. A supervisor supports you with individual tutorials to progress your project. You will produce an artefact and report or a research essay of approximately 5000 words. Your production log records each stage of your journey. 

Exams: 100% assessed through production log and essay / report and artefact. There is no exam.

Exam Board AQA

Results 2019

A*-A 55% | A*-C: 84% |A*-E: 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria 

Career Opportunities

EPQ is highly regarded by universities and employers because of the skills needed to be successful.

Many universities lower their entry requirements if students have an A in their EPQ.

EPQ is an opportunity to demonstrate an interest in a potential career path for which there is no A level, such as nursing, midwifery, law, politics, archaeology. This sets students apart.

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

There are strong links with Southampton University which delivers lectures.

You are strongly encouraged and supported in any extra-curricular activities which contribute to the project

You are encouraged to pursue your field of interest beyond the school.

Excellent 6th form where my child has been encouraged to grow and become a far more independent learner. We have seen huge progress during sixth form and we wouldn't have wanted her to go anywhere else.

 Parental Exit Survey.


Student profile

Toby Jack

Previous school Farmor's

Studied EPQ, Physics, Maths and Further Maths

Achieved A*A*A*A* and is studying Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University