Extended Project Qualification at Lady Margaret School
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an additional post-16 qualification designed to extend students’ learning. Students undertake a substantial piece of supervised individual research on a topic of their own choosing; this culminates in a piece of extended writing (in the region of 5000 words in length) and an oral presentation. Through the EPQ students develop their skills of critical thinking, research and analytical writing. More and more Universities are expressing an interest in the EPQ – although it will not form part of an offer – and prospective candidates to Oxford and Cambridge are particularly encouraged to pursue this additional qualification.
At Lady Margaret School the teaching of the EPQ begins in the Spring term, shortly after the Year 12 mock examinations, and the final assessments are completed by early December of Year 13, with students receiving their results in March. The majority of the reading and research is thus done over the Summer holiday between Years 12 and 13. The EPQ does not appear on your timetable and is not a timetabled subject. All the teaching is done either during the lunch hours or after school. Since the EPQ is an additional, non-essential qualification, those wishing to study for it are required
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Margaret School directly.