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Extended Project Qualification(EPQ) level3 at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

Course description

The EPQ level 3 forms oart of the AQA BAccalaureate but is also available as free-standing qualification. It is a demanding research-based study which is carriedout independently and enables students to extend their abilities beyond their A Level programme.

Course content

Programme Structure

Students select a topic of their own choice and draft a title. This may be hobby or ageneral interest but many opt to focus on an area linked to their proposed course of study at university and/ or intended career. The subject matter may extend but must not duplicate any of their A level studies.

Students are required to produce either :

A written report of 5,000 words


An artefact and an accompanying 1,000 word written report.

The necessary research and referencing skills are taught in specific sessions whilst the remaining time is allocated to the student's independent work and the individual supervision and guidance documented in the Production Log.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 6 GCSEs A* - C , including at least a grade B in English


In addition to the written report, evidence and Production Log, Students are required to deliver a presentation of the completed Project to a small audience of staff and fellow students.

The EPQ level 3 enables students to develop and demostrate skills sought by universities and employers.

Future opportunities

The EPQ Level 3 enables students to develop and demonstrate a diverse range of transferable skills sought by universities and employers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 02086559089