The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) enhances research skills and adds weight to your UCAS application. The EPQ is equivalent to an As Level.
The Extended Project Qualification is a chance for students to complete a research project on a chosen subject. It could be a written report of about 5,000 words (e.g. an extended essay, an investigation of a hypothesis or an academic report), or a written report of at least 1,000 words with other evidence of extended work, like a video, CD, DVD, model or performance.
Each student has preparation sessions with his or her Group Tutor and the Head Teacher during the Hilary Term of the first year, and the proposed research project is signed off by a student’s supervisor before the Easter vacation.
Preparations should be finished in the Trinity Term before the project is largely completed over the mid-course summer vacation.