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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3 at Sandhurst School

Course description

This is a level 3 course, the equivalent of an AS level. It will run for 1 year and is most commonly completed in Year 13.

The main feature of this course is that it is 100% coursework based. There is no terminal exam. It will therefore benefit students who are hardworking, motivated and organised and who are independent learners.

Students will choose a topic of their choice and use a variety of skills to plan, research, develop and evaluate their project idea. This could take the form of a dissertation, where students discuss a topic that interests them, or it could take a more practical form – planning an event, creating a piece of art work, writing a novel.

It is important to be aware that at the end of the course students will be expected to deliver a 10 minute presentation to the class as part of their final assessment.

Course content

The initial part of the course will be dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to be successful in their project. After the autumn half term students will begin work on their own project idea. Students will submit their completed project at the end of April and deliver their presentation at the start of May.

Entry requirements

Pathway One or Pathway Two entry requirements. A grade 5 in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

UCAS points are awarded for achieving a grade in the Extended Project. It is possible to gain an A*. This may help students achieving entry to university. If entering the world of work, it shows employers that students are a motivated, organised and have the ability to think independently.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year