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The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

What is the Extended Project Qualification?

It is an in-depth study which can take the form of an experiment, extended essay, performance or project.  It is graded A*- E.  It is an independent learning opportunity unlike anything else available to you in the school curriculum.

It is excellent preparation for those looking to continue their study at University after Sixth Form.

What skills will it help me to develop?

To list just a few:

  • Independent enquiry;

  • Creative thinking;

  • Reflective learning;

  • Problem solving;

  • Self-management;

  • Effective participation;

  • Team working;

  • Structured writing;

  • Confident communication; Technological usage.

Key Links:

Hugh Christie EPQ Guide here

Developing a research project Future Learn course (University of Southampton) - click here

Useful EPQ resources (University of Manchester)

AQA website

Hugh Christie EPQ resource folder - click here