Extended Project Qualification at Stationers Crown Woods Academy
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a free standing qualification offered by AQA. It involves choosing a topic and carrying out in depth research into that particular area, then creating EITHER a 5,000 word report OR a ‘product’ + a 1,000 word report. After that, you must deliver a small presentation to a group of specialists about your topic, lasting from 10 - 15 minutes.
WHY SHOULD I DO IT?
1. For your own sake. It allows you to develop your personal interests on a topic you feel genuinely passionate about.
2. It helps when applying for university (especially competitive ones, such as Oxbridge), as you are set apart from all the other A grade candidates. It demonstrates your commitment to a subject, and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study
EPQ is equivalent to half an A Level qualification and is graded from A*-E. You must achieve at least an E or will not be awarded with the qualification.
DOES THE TOPIC HAVE TO BE RELATED TO MY A-LEVELS?
Not necessarily. It can be on ANYTHING you want, within reason. You cannot do a project on WW2 for example - that’s far too broad. You must eventually boil it down to an individual research question. It would be wise to choose your topic based on what you intend on studying after college, which would most probably also link to your current studies .
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stationers Crown Woods Academy directly.