Mrs M Cowie
What is EPQ?
An EPQ is a totally independent piece of work undertaken by a student on any subject of their choice. The qualification should take 90 hours to complete, plus up to 30 hours of “taught skills” in school. Students are allocated one lesson a week in Year 12 and one lesson a fortnight in the Autumn term of Year 13 with their supervisor.
The final product can be in the form of a 5,000 word essay, artefact, performance or group project. Students also submit a Log of their activities and reflections and give a presentation at which they must answer questions from the audience. Students are supported by a Supervisor but all decisions are taken by the students themselves.
EPQ is an alternative AS qualification starting in September of Year 12 and ending in December of Year 13.
Who is eligible?
Any Year 12 student with good organisation and time management skills who has a feasible idea.
EPQ is an alternative AS qualification starting in September of Year 12 and ending in December of Year 13. • For the love of learning and the intellectual and organisational challenge.
• It may improve a UCAS application in a subject not studied at school or in a highly competitive course.
• It is worth half an A level (up to 28 UCAS points).
• Several universities value EPQ and may make alternative lower offers for those students with an EPQ in progress.
All candidates are required to meet the following Assessment Objectives.
The Assessment Objectives are weighted as indicated:
Manage (10 marks)
Identify, design, plan, and carry out a project.
Use Resources (10 marks)
Research, critically select, organise and use information, and select and use a range of resources.
Develop and Realise (20 marks)
Select and use a range of skills and problem-solving, to take decisions critically and achieve planned outcomes.
Review (10 marks)
Evaluate all aspects of the extended project, including outcomes in relation to stated objectives and own learning and performance.