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Extended Project Qualification at Warlingham School

Course description

The extended project qualification is a unique qualification that is different to anything that a student is likely to have experienced to date in their studies. It is a genuinely ground breaking, flexible and transformational course for students. There are five key principles that make the EPQ so special – students have free choice when choosing a pathway of study – this will be agreed in conjunction with the Head of the Sixth Form and as well as, a Supervisor that will monitor and mentor students throughout their project. The project requires autonomous work in planning, delivering and presenting the research conducted. There will be some teaching of the necessary skills needed in order to complete the project but, the majority of the learning will require self motivation and strong organizational skills. The project also emphasizes skills that will prepare students for a life beyond the school gates. Finally, the EPQ will be enjoyable and fulfilling and the benefits to students are potentially unlimited – these range from the development and enhancement of project management and critical thinking skills to helping employers and admission tutors distinguish applicants from others during the interview process. The EPQ requires students to choose a topic or area of interest that has a link to their programme of study or future aspirations relating to future employment and/or a higher educational course. Students will plan, research, conduct their projects and meet with their allocated Supervisor on a regular basis. They will also provide evidence of all stages of the project process by documenting this in a production log. Finally, students are required to produce a written report of between 1000-5000 words and present their project to a specified audience. This qualification is graded on an A* to E scale with the emphasis on the process of planning, research and conduction of the project. This is a new and exciting qualification which provides students with a taste of what autonomous working is like at university and in the workplace and as a result helps bridge the gap and in turn raises ambition.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year