Extended Project Qualification at Burntwood School
Students have the opportunity to opt for the EPQ at the end of Year 12. Candidates produce a project with a title of their own choosing. This may be a dissertation or an artefact (such as a performance or piece of artwork) with a supporting report. Students will need to demonstrate a great deal of commitment and motivation and an ability to work independently. Candidates will receive guidance and support in research methodology and other learning skills from a supervisor. Assessment is based on the completion of the dissertation/artefact, production log and a presentation of their work. Research begins at the end of the Summer Term in Year 12. The report or artefact is normally finished at the start of the Spring Term in Year 13. This is followed by the presentation and final completion by the end of the Spring Term.
Enrolment onto other A Level/BTEC courses at Burntwood.
The EPQ is highly regarded by universities and employers. Successful students demonstrate the ability to manage a large piece of work with good time management and independent learning skills. Students can link the title of their project directly to future career options e.g. Medicine, Law, Engineering.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burntwood School directly.