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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Richard Huish College

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a course available to students in their second year (upper sixth) at Huish.

At the end of the course, you will come out with a level 3 qualification - equivalent to an AS (carrying the same number of UCAS tariff points).

The EPQ supports your personal aspirations for higher education and career development. It gives you the opportunity to study a topic of your choice in-depth. You will improve yourself as a critcal, reflective and independent learner, developing skills creatively, demonstrating initiative, decision making and enterprise.

Course content

The EPQ may take the form of:

  • A research based 5,000 word written report.
  • A production and written report (e.g. charity event, music or dance performance or sports coaching etc)
  • An artefact and written report (e.g. piece of art, a computer game or realised design).

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language

Future opportunities

Like many of our students, you may wish to develop a topic you want to study at university. The skills learnt such as time management and the ability to work independently are valued by both universities and employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.