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Extended Project Qualification Level 3 at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is taken in addition to your other Sixth Form subjects. It an AQA Level 3 course and is equivalent to an AS Level. Essentially it is a 5000 word project, chosen on a topic of your choice that you are not currently studying as part of your A Level specifications. There are a number of taught sessions delivered by a team of supervisors as well as regular review meetings.

The EPQ requires you to:

  • Choose an area of interest
  • Draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre
  • Plan, research and carry out the project
  • Deliver a presentation to a specified audience of fellow students and your supervisor
  • Provide evidence of all stages of project through a production log

Course content

You can complete your EPQ on any topic area that interests you, it might be related to a career you are interested in, a hobby or an extension to a favourite topic within a subject that you want to learn more about.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for undertaking the EPQ, however you should appreciate that it designed to extend your ability to plan, research and develop an idea and produce work that prepares you for University level.


5000 word dissertation or the production of an artefact such as a performance piece, a dance a presentation to a group or a scientific report. You then deliver a presentation to a group of individuals about the “journey” you have been on throughout your project. The written report is then submitted to your supervisor for marking. You will receive a grade for your project equivalent to an AS level which you can use to support your UCAS application.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchill Academy and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year