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Extended Project Qualification at Shoreham Academy

Course description

Skills gained:

  • Independent thinking
  • Self discipline
  • Self motivation
  • Critical Analysis
  • Research skills

Course content

  • Choose an area of interest and draft their project title and aims.
  • Plan, research and carry out their 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 their project and presentation.

The ‘essay-type’ project

A single piece of work, requiring a high degree of planning, preparation and autonomous working. The projects would differ by subjects, but require persistence over time and research skills to explore a subject independently and in real depth.

The ‘artefact’ project

  • An artefact, project diary or equivalent must show the entire process through sketches, photographs etc.
  • 1000 words explaining process, problems, the improvements that could be made, the decisions, choice of materials etc.
  • Detailed bibliography required

Entry requirements

None, but must have the ability to work independently.


  • Planning thoroughly throughout = 10 marks
  • Making use of your resources is worth = 10 marks
  • Clearly showing problems/solutions and modifications to your plan = 20 marks
  • Reflectively evaluating strengths/ weaknesses of sources/yourself = 10 marks
  • Equivalent to 1 AS Level
  • With equivalent UCAS points

Future opportunities

Reducing the level of an offer. Giving your application preference, on highly selective courses over students who have not undertaken EPQ. Providing a focus for valued content within your personal statement. Providing a major focus for interview discussion.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoreham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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