The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) provides an excellent opportunity to independently research and write about or create an ‘artefact’ on a topic of your choice. Your teacher will advise and mentor you, as well as help you develop your skills in organisation, research, presentation and reflection.
- You can pursue your topic interest in depth, perhaps in an area related to your higher education direction.
- The EPQ is graded A*-E and is worth the equivalent of half an A Level (up to 28 UCAS points).
- Some universities will give a lower offer to students who are taking the EPQ; others will provide additional funding.
- Employers see the EPQ as evidence of maturity and the ability to self-manage