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Extended Project AS level at The Emmbrook School

Course description

Do you have a project or thesis suggestion? Do you want to pursue your own line of enquiry AND get an AS qualification which is highly recommended by some of the most prestigious universities? If so, the ‘extended project qualification’ or EPQ AS is for you!

The aim of the EPQ is for you to delve deeper into an area that interests you. This gives you the excellent opportunity to research and report back on something you may decide to pursue at university, or as a career.

The list of EPQ titles is endless and, if you are more practically oriented, why not use this as an opportunity to actually design or make something?

So, what are you really interested in?

This is also the only AS course where you can achieve an A* grade.

A taught skills programme will deliver the ‘tools’ you need to be successful in your EPQ studies, covering

Entry requirements

C in GCSE English Language and C in GCSE Maths.

Financial information

Dependent on student’s chosen project. Some funding may be available.

Future opportunities

What universities say about the EPQ: "We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will help you develop independent study and research skills and ease the transition from school/college to higher education.", Cambridge University "UCL welcomes the introduction of the Extended Project into the curriculum, recognising that it will develop many of the skills necessary for successful study at university.”, University College London “The University very much values the Extended Project and its role in preparing students for a successful higher education experience.”, University of Glasgow.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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