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Extended Project AS level at Highbury Fields School

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a supervised independent study unit, during which students complete an independent project. The EPQ is designed to help students make the transition from Sixth Form to top universities and is encouraged by the prestigious Russell Group of universities.

Usually a student will choose to write a 5,000 word independently researched essay, although other projects such as writing a play or creating a documentary, amongst many others, are also possible. Students are taught the key skills of research, writing extended essays, referencing and presentation. They are supported throughout  the EPQ process by the Head of Sixth Form.

The course takes one year and is begun over the summer of Year 12.

 ‘We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage students to undertake one’. Cambridge University

“The EPQ provides an excellent introduction to the type of work (students) will be expected to do at university. It encourages development in all the skills required of our undergraduates, such as research, analysis, independent work and thought, and the ability to communicate ideas…”  University of Southampton

Some examples of previous essays are

  • Why do we want to be popular?
  • Should fast skin swimming suits be banned?
  • How does sleep deprivation affect us?
  • How was the role of Women and War changed over time?
  • Are women equal to men in the 21st Century?
  • Should the word “Yid” be banned?

Entry requirements

All students must have 6 A*-C grades at GCSE level as well as at least grade B in Maths and English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highbury Fields School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016
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