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Extended Project Qualification (Level 3) at Hitchin Boys' School

Course description


The Level 3 Extended Project offers you a free project choice so you can explore in depth an aspect of a subject you are studying or a topic in which you have a personal interest. It is assessed at A2 level and worth up to 70 UCAS points.

The EPQ will help you develop and improve your critical, reflective and independent learning and to apply your decision-making and problem solving skills. You will need to utilise and extend your skills in planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation. You will need to apply all these skills creatively and demonstrate initiative and enterprise.

You will be assigned to a staff mentor/supervisor who will deliver the taught element of the project to include project management skills, research and presentation techniques, and methods of evaluation and analysis. These sessions may be teacher-led or include group discussion and feedback between peers.

There are four assessment objectives: Manage; Use Resources; Develop and Realise; and Review. The Project can take a variety of forms i.e. dissertation, investigation, artefact, performance or design. The final outcome needs to be accompanied by a written component and presentation. The Project will be internally assessed and externally moderated on the skills demonstrated throughout the whole process.

The Extended Project Qualification will be a valuable addition to your studies if you are considering making an Oxbridge / Medicine application, considering applying for a highly competitive undergraduate degree course or if you have a particular area of interest that you would like to develop further.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to our Consortium are 5 A*-C at GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, for an advanced level or Level 3 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 23 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year