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Extended Project Qualification at Helston Community College

Course description

The Level 3 Extended Project aims to support learners with the transition to Higher Education or into the world of work. It provides opportunities for the development of critical, reflective, problem-solving and independent learning skills through the planning, research and evaluation of a self-selected project. Students who study the EPQ would normally do so in addition to their four AS level subjects.

Course content

Throughout their in-depth study, learners will develop and apply skills creatively, resulting in one of the four following project outcomes:> An extended project> An investigation report> A performance> An artefactLearners have the opportunity to choose their own fi eld of study and will be guidedby a Project Supervisor. The skills required to complete the project will be taught through the study skills programme and through tailored lessons throughout the project. The Extended Project is equivalent to Advanced Subsidiary (AS) qualifi cationand is graded A* to E and requires 120 Guided Learning Hours. It attracts the same UCAS points as any AS with the exception of additional points for the A* grade which can not be normally attained at AS level.

Entry requirements

Students studying this qualifi cation musthave a C or above in Maths and English and a further 3 GCSE’s at a minimum grade C, especially if you are planning to go on to higher education.


The EPQ is not examined but initially internally assessed followed by an external review. The assessment includes a log book and a presentation of the fi nal work.

Future opportunities

The EPQ is valued highly by both universities and employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Helston Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016

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