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Extended Project AS Level at The King's School

Course description

The EPQ is an AS Level qualification that is largely self-directed and self-motivated, and which encourages creativity and curiosity. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product –whether that is a report, a production or an artefact. They then have to present their finished article.
Students will gain an understanding of the following key skills:

Project design, Feasibility studies, Time management, Researching primary and secondary data, Analysing data, Applying data, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical analysis, Communication skills and Evaluation.

Course content

Production Log
A written reflection of progress throughout the project
Project Product
A 5000 word essay OR a practical piece and min. 1000 word essay
A formal 10 minute presentation to
local business leaders and governors.

Entry requirements

There is no minimum entry requirement as all students are expected to complete an Extended Project if they are only doing three A Level subjects.


Students are assessed against four criteria
AO1 – Ability to independently manage the project
AO2 – Ability to use quality resources
AO3 – Develop and realise a high quality project
AO4 – Ability to review and reflect on the project outcome and the learning process .

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's School directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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