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EPQ at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification is an exciting opportunity for students to engage in university style learning whilst attaining a prestigious qualification.

Students follow an area of personal interest whilst engaging in research, critical thinking, planning and evaluation; all skills that universities particularly value in undergraduates.  

You will have regular meetings with your supervisor and individual support. Students are awarded a grade from A*-E with a value in UCAS points of half an A level.

Course content

There will be one taught lesson per week focussing on higher level research skills and at least 90 hours of independent study.

Entry requirements

  • Each candidate‚Äôs suitability for this course will be assessed by the course co-ordinator on the basis of statistical analysis and teacher recommendation.
  • Students must be well-motivated and independent learners.


You will produce either a 5000-word dissertation or an artefact (e.g. artwork, novel, music, design product etc.) together with a short written report.

Future opportunities

This qualification is especially prized by former 1994 Group universities and is particularly valuable for students applying for places on university courses where competition is high.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years