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Extended Project Qualification A Level at St Nicholas Catholic High School

Course description

The EPQ is an opportunity for a student to identify, design, plan and complete an individual project, using
organisational skills and strategies. Students complete the production log as they carry out their projects and it forms part of the evidence for assessment and moderation.
The EPQ provides students with an opportunity to carry out their own research proposal using organisation, informational retrieval, analytical and evaluative skills.
They learn to take decisions critically in order to achieve planned outcomes. Furthermore, a presentation of their
findings and conclusions is essential using communication skills and media appropriate to their
project. The EPQ attracts UCAS points to strengthen university applications.
The EPQ opportunity is discussed with students and they are encouraged to think of a project and discuss their ideas with the centre co-ordinator. Following initial research, students firm up or develop their idea as well as deciding the best format in which to present their project.
Some EPQs researched include:
Small scale energy renewable energy: a proof of concept
Reasons why or otherwise the representation of women in the legal profession has improved in recent years
Should punishment be punitive or reformative?
Super Volcano: the impacts a Yellowstone eruption
The evolution of woman’s rights in post-Tudor Britain.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Nicholas Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years