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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course?
Universities and employers support and value the EPQ as evidence of a student's ability to use a range of skills that are vital for successful study in higher education and employment.
The EPQ:
• gives students the opportunity to choose their own topic
• makes students responsible for their own learning and development
• inspires and motivates students – completing the project gives you greater confidence and a sense of achievement.
• teaches new skills, such as, independent research, project management, reflection and self-directed learning
• awards 70 UCAS points for an A*

During the EPQ, students will learn to:
• manage – identify, design, plan, and complete a project (or task within a group project), applying organisational skills and strategies to meet their stated objectives;
• use resources/research – obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply it relevantly, and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of their topic;
• develop and realise – use a range of skills, including using new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve their aims;
• review – evaluate the outcome, including their learning and performance

Entry requirements

All students studying A-Levels are required to take one core programme over two years

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years