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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Our EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product.

We encourage creativity and curiosity. A project topic may be directly related to a student's main study programme, but should look beyond the specification. A finished product may take the form of a:

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

*A written report must accompany these options.

Students must also record their project process in their Production Log. The process of recording and completing a project is as important as the finished product. Both the Production Log and Product will be assessed.

Course content

  • Choose an area of interest and draft your project title and aims.
  • Plan, research and carry out your project.
  • Keep a production log of all stages of the project production, reviewing and evaluating their progress.
  • Complete the project product.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation.
  • Review the outcome of your project and presentation.

During the EPQ, you will learn to:

  • manage – identify, design, plan, and complete a project (or task within a group project), applying organisational skills and strategies to meet your stated objectives
  • use resources/research – obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply it relevantly, and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of yourtopic
  • develop and realise – use a range of skills, including using new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve your aims
  • review – evaluate the outcome, including your learning and performance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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