EPQ AS Level at Southern Consortium Sixth Form
This stand-alone AS qualification from AQA provides an exciting opportunity for you to conduct your own research, something you are interested in or enthusiastic about. This qualification is very flexible and taps into your creativity and interests, giving you significant input into choice and design. Your project can be submitted in any format appropriate to the topic.
AO1 - Manage the project:
Identify, design, plan, and complete the individual project, or task within a group project, applying organisational skills and strategies to meet stated objectives.
AO2 - Use Resources/Research
Obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of their topic.
AO3 - Develop and Realise the project
Select and use a range of skills, including new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve planned outcomes.
AO4 - Review the project
Evaluate outcomes including own learning and performance. Select and use a range of communication skills and media to convey and present evidenced outcomes and conclusions.
AO1 - Manage the project 20%
AO2 - Use Resources/Research 20%
AO3 - Develop and Realise the project 40%
AO4 - Review the project 20%
Besides progression into higher education, the course is flexible and it can play an important role in any future study/career. It is a very creative subject and will help learners to develop skills such as problem solving and make decisions, critical thinking, organisation and communication. It is particular relevant to Higher Education, further education and the work place. Learners can tailor their projects to suit their needs and aspirations.
To prepare for the course learners can choose a topic area and read around their subject, keeping a record of sources used and their benefits to the project. Learners can also log onto the AQA website and use the student link to ‘what makes a student standout’.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.