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Extended Project Qualification at Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Course description

The EPQ is a free-standing level 3 project qualification and is equivalent to an AS Level. It allows students to research a subject from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the learner(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre.

Progression to Career/ University Courses:

Universities do not make offers based on the EPQ grade. However, they may consider it when deciding whether to make an offer. It is held to be excellent preparation for the more independent learning style needed in Higher Education.

Key Points:

There are no normal lessons for the EPQ. You will be taught some skills at the beginning of your project and you will meet regularly with a supervisor throughout the process, but it will be your responsibility to:

  • Plan and complete an individual project applying organisational skills and strategies to meet stated objectives;
  • Obtain and select information from a range of sources;
  • Select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate;
  • Evaluate outcomes including own learning and performance and select and use a range of communication skills and media to convey and present evidenced outcomes and conclusions.

Entry requirements

Students (external and internal) wishing to join the Sixth Form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*- B, including Mathematics and English Language with a minimum average points score of 48 from her best 6 subjects.  Students should preferably have achieved A* or A in the subjects they wish to study at A Level, but with a minimum of grade B. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted.  The Headteacher reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of this criteria.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Successful completion of all AS courses including General Studies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverhampton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September