Extended Project Qualification at Freman College
The EPQ is a qualification which students can take alongside their A-level courses. It allows them to investigate an issue of academic interest to them, outside the confines of their A-level specifications. Students complete their research, supported by fortnightly tutorials with their EPQ supervisor, over the course of Year 12, and will then present their findings in the form of a 5000 word dissertation.
Students have the freedom to choose a topic which interests them, and in the past many students have researched issues related to a subject they may want to study at degree level. The research and analytical skills gained through the qualification make it very popular with university admissions tutors. It is worth half the value of an A-level in university applications.
Given the academic nature of the research and writing involved in an EPQ, it is a qualification that suits students who have achieved a high number of A and A* grades at GCSE. At this stage, students can indicate that they are interested in undertaking an EPQ on the Sixth Form application form. This is not a firm commitment and places will be confirmed at the start of Year 12, once students have begun their A-level courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Freman College directly.