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Extended Project Qualification at Townley Grammar School

Course description

EPQ can be studied alongside your A Level programme. Students will be allocated an EPQ advisor to guide them through the qualification.

Course content

The EPQ requires students to carry out research on a topic that they have chosen and is not covered by their other qualifications. They then use this research to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production. A student can take inspiration from something studied in class or something completely unrelated to their studies.

Entry requirements

A student must have achieved both of the following:

A minimum of 7 full course A* - C grade GCSEs including English and Maths

An average (mean) point score of 45 or above taking only full course GCSEs into consideration

Future opportunities

The EPQ is awarded UCAS points worth half of an A Level and is widely recognised by universities and employers as a valuable qualification.

Further information

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification designed to extend and develop a students' skills in independent research and project management.

The Extended Project Qualification offers opportunities for students to:

• Make a significant contribution to the choice and design on an extended project and take responsibility for the outcome.

• Develop and improve their own learning and performance as a critical, reflective learner

• Develop and apply decision-making and, where appropriate problem solving skills

• Extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills

• Use their learning experiences to support their aspirations for higher education

• Transfer skills developed as part of their extended project to other areas of study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 November 2016
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