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EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) at Beaminster School

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPG) is an independent project carried out on a topic completely of the student’s choice.  It helps them develop and improve their own learning and performance as a critical, reflective and independent learner through applying decision making and problem solving skills.

They need to plan, research, think critically, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and present.

Having chosen a topic that complement their studies at A level or that is of personal interest, the students either write a 5,000 word researched essay/report, create an artefact with a 1,000 word essay that evaluates the process of production, or put on a performance with a 1,000 word evaluation.

Successful completion can lead to an AS level with grades A-E with an additional grade of A* worth 70 UCAS points

Course content

Once students have chosen a topic they must have it approved by their supervisor.

They then carry out independent research and complete a production log to document the project process.  Additionally, there is a small taught component covering skills such as planning and referencing.

Finally, they must do a presentation in front of their supervisor and an audience of their choosing

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements other than Five GCSE outcomes at A*-C.


Assessment is done by the individual student’s supervisor who grades the project after guiding the student through the process.

Each student has to present their completed project to a non-specialist audience and take questions which will also be assessed by the supervisor

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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