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Extended Project Qualification A Level at Newport Girls' High School

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification is an extremely useful additional qualification and is proving to be an important factor in preparation for University.

The skills developed, such as critically selecting information from a range of sources, analysing data and demonstrating understanding of linkages, connections and complexities of a topic provide ideal preparation for all undergraduate courses and research is suggesting that completion correlates with degree success too. Some Universities now offer a reduced offer to students predicted an A or A* grade in EPQ.

Course content

Students will develop their own unique for a project title. They will then be supported by an individual supervisor and a series of taught sessions to carry out research and produce a project. Taught sessions will include: title choice, research skills, time management, referencing and developing written arguments.

 The final outcome will consist of an extended report as well as a Production Log record their planning and learning as the report progresses and a presentation to a non-specialist audience using appropriate media. Finally they will also be assessed on their responses to a live question and answer session. 

Entry requirements

All students follow the EPQ course beginning in the summer term of Year 12 and throughout Year 13.  Completion can be anytime between December and March.


No examination, the qualification is internally assessed and moderated before being sent for external moderation.  It is a level 3 qualification that can be awarded an A*. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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Key information

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


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    • Transport may be available in conjunction with other providers from Telford, Market Drayton and Wolverhampton.  Public service buses run from Stafford, Telford and Shrewsbury.  A number of local arrangements are also coordinated by parents.  A leaflet detailing bus routes and times is available from the school.