Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)


What Will I Study?

How Will I be Assessed?

What Next?

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Level 3 Extended Project Qualification

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What Do I Need To Study This Course?

What Will I Study?

A Level Subject content

Students are required, with appropriate supervision, to:

  • Choose an area of interest
  • Draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre
  • Plan, research and carry out the project
  • Deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience
  • Provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The completed Production Log and Assessment Record including the Project Proposal Form, Presentation Record and Candidate Record Form.

The project product including a written report and any other evidence, as appropriate, depending on the topic or subject area chosen.

Depending on the subject area or topic chosen, a variety of evidence may be submitted for assessment. Evidence can be provided in any form appropriate to the type of project chosen. All project products must include a written report. The exact length of each written report will depend on the nature of the project, the subject area or topic chosen and the other evidence provided. A project product which consists solely of a research based written report should be approximately 5000 words, for example a research report of a scientific investigation, exploration of a hypothesis or an extended essay or academic report in appropriate form. Where the chosen product is an artefact there must also be a research based written report of a minimum 1000 words. In order to appropriately evidence an artefact, students may include photographs of each stage of development as well as the final product. It is not necessary to include large artefacts themselves as evidence, photographs or other media will suffice.

What Next?

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows students to extend their abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career. It is worth half an A Level (28 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points. If your EPQ is on a topic that is relevant to your chosen University course, they may offer you a lower offer, typically a grade lower if you get an A.