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Extended Project Qualification at Ousedale School

Course description

The Extended Project is an optional and additional level 3 qualification, which can make that link between school and university or work.

Students have to:

  •  choose a topic to study
  •  complete a production log to document the project process
  •  plan, research and carry out their project
  •  prepare a presentation on the outcome.

Course content

The level 3 Extended Project gives students more control over their studies than ever before. Candidates can choose to explore a further aspect of a subject they’re studying, or another subject, or simply choose a topic that they have a personal interest in. The finished project can be a written report, a performance, a piece of art, a community project, a CD or DVD, or even computer software.

This level of choice and flexibility means students are engaged and motivated, and gain valuable research and project management skills along the way.

It is worth 70 UCAS points for an ‘A’ grade and is viewed as a valuable qualification for students wanting to show their commitment to their studies, particularly if they are applying to a Russell group university or to Oxbridge.

Entry requirements

To be based on an interview and assessment of student’s grade portfolio. Also, whether completion of the EPQ fits within the student’s current ambitions for university entry.


The Project is a research-based activity assessed through presentation of the completed piece of work (an essay), production (for example a fashion show, performance of some kind, charity event etc.) or artefact (making of something).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ousedale School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year