Extended Project Qualification (Enrichment) at Samuel Whitbread Academy
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows students to investigate one area oftheir own interest in much further depth and involves choosing a topic and carrying out research into that area of study, supported in small groups by a supervisor. This is then backed up with a programme of taught skills sessions to enable successful completion of the project. There is no exam but students produce either a dissertation-type essay or physical product together with a shorter report.The EPQ is all about the researching and developing of work, as well as actually producing it. It is very well regarded by both Universities and employers alike since it provides a raft of skills that are required post secondary school and demonstrates a good degree of initiative and is worth half an A Level at A2 standard.
• APS 6.5
• Continuous assesment through written assignments, presentations, exams or reports.
A good result in EPQ can and often has made all the difference in borderline cases between acceptance and non-acceptance, regardless of the university’s or employer’s official position on matters. Further, universities are now increasingly making alternate and differentiated offers based on EPQ and/or are making the EPQ a condition of entry. We therefore recommend strongly that students partake of this opportunity and indeed expect the vast majority of students to do so.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Whitbread Academy directly.