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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3 at Ashfield School

Course description


The Level 3 Extended Project Qualification provides an opportunity to study an area of personal interest outside the A-level syllabus, helping students to prepare for university or their future career. It may be used to earn extra UCAS points.

Entry requirements

Students will submit an application to study the EPQ to the Centre Co-ordinator.


Students will choose an area of interest, draft a title and aims of the project for approval. They will plan, research and carry out the project, culminating in the delivery of a presentation to a non-specialist audience. Students will complete a project proposal form and production log documenting the process undertaken and comments from their research supervisor. A variety of evidence may be submitted for assessment, dependant on the project undertaken.

Students will produce a written report (the exact length will depend on the nature of the project and other evidence provided). A project which consists solely of a research based written report should be approximately 5,000 words e.g. a scientific investigation, exploration of a hypothesis or academic report. Where the project is to create an artefact there must also be a research based written report of approximately 1,000 words. To appropriately evidence an artefact students may include photographs of each stage of development as well as a photograph of the final product.

Future opportunities

A number of universities recognise the EPQ and its associated UCAS tariff points when receiving applications from students. Students may use their learning experiences to support their aspirations for higher education or career development.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September