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Extended Project (EPQ) level 3 at Falmouth School

Course description

This qualification gives students an opportunity to exercise their abilities beyond those used in their normal A-Levels. It also helps to prepare them for university or their future career. They can also use it to earn extra UCAS points. The Extended Project Qualification is equivalent to an AS Level and is graded on a six grade scale, A* to E. It allows students to develop their knowledge in areas that are of personal interest and not part of their chosen A ‘Levels. The project can be done individually or as part of a group and helps students to: mature into critical, reflective and independent learners; develop and apply decision-making and problemsolving skills; increase planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills; apply new technologies confidently; demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise.


All students follow the same basic project process and have to complete a project, a written report, a presentation and a production log.

Future opportunities

The EPQ develops many of the important study skills that you will need when you start university. It is also something extra to add on to a UCAS/job application and shows that you are able to work independently. It also may give you an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding in an area on which you may choose to focus at degree level or for a career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years