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Extended Project Qualification at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

The EPQ is an excellent student led research qualification. Students choose a research topic of their own volition and plan, research, develop and review in their chosen area with a view to producing a final product, which can be in the form of an extended essay or another appropriate format with a shorter research report. It is suitable for well organised and self-motivated students who have good independent study skills and who are looking for that little bit extra to enhance their university or job application profiles.

Course content

Students submit their project product, a formal log book record of their journey through the EPQ and any other appropriate evidence for marking in the April of Year 13. As part of the process, they will also have made a short presentation of their research to a selected audience. 

Entry requirements

Interview plus submission of a viable project proposal at the end of Year 12. 

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Universities view the EPQ as valuable preparation for higher education and undertaking the EPQ enhances a student’s profile and often forms the basis of interview discussion. A small number of institutions directly take it into account when making offers. 

Apprenticeships/World of work:

The EPQ develops a number of manifestly transferable skills: such as planning, organisation, an ability to research independently, communication and presentation skills. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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