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Extended Project (EPQ) A Level at Baines High School

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) provides an opportunity for students to extend their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus, prepare for university-level study and earn additional UCAS points. The Extended Project is a single piece of work of a student’s choosing that requires evidence of planning, preparation, research and independent learning. Available as a stand-alone qualification for A-level and is worth half an A-level (70 UCAS points).

Course content

An Extended Project might be:

  • a design
  • a report with findings from an investigation or study
  • a report presenting an argument
  • an artefact
  • a performance

The Extended Project offers opportunities for learners to:

  • have significant input into the choice and design of an extended piece of work
  • develop and apply decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and enterprise
  • extend their planning, research, critical-thinking, analytical, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills
  • use their learning experiences to support their personal aspirations for higher education and career development

Further information

The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are directly relevant to and useful for university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September