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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification is a unique qualification designed to give you the opportunity to study a topic that interests you in more depth. This could be an area linked to one of your other courses or it could be a completely different topic area. Your EPQ is driven by you and gives you the freedom and responsibility to select a topic and product to create for an area specific to your own interests. The EPQ is highly valued by many universities as its completion demonstrates that you are able to work independently and reflectively – crucial elements for successful study at university and for employment.

Course content

You will follow a taught programme led by a teacher who will teach you all the skills necessary to complete your project, including time management, research methods, referencing and presentation skills. You are marked on the process of completing your project as well as the final product so you will complete a production log detailing your experiences throughout the project, as well as giving a final presentation at the end of the process.

The product you create can be in one of three formats:

  • a research-based written report
  • a production* (e.g. charity event, fashion show, sports event etc.)
  • an artefact* (e.g. a piece of art, a computer game, a realised design)

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 A*-Cs in GCSE subjects.


100% coursework.

Future opportunities

The EPQ is relevant to all university courses and potential career paths as you are able to base your project on an area of interest unique to you. The skills you learn are transferable and will help prepare you effectively for a higher level of study or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust.  We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.