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Extended Project Qualification at Cowley International College

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a new and
flexible course that offers Sixth Form students the
opportunity to study a subject of their choice in depth.
Students are taught the core skills to form an
argument, research valuable sources, analyse texts,
manage projects and extend writing. Students then
work independently, but with support and guidance
from a supervisor, to apply the newly taught skills to
the subject they’ve chosen to research.

During the course, students will develop their
analytical skills to produce their project. This can be
either a research report (which will be 5,000 words in
length) or a production (accompanied by a 1000 word

The EPQ, studied alongside other subjects will demand
good time management and academic dedication from
the student.

Course content

The course is not compulsory but it offers some
significant benefits to those involved who will:
• Pursue in depth one aspect of choice to
develop their knowledge and understanding
• Undertake a significant piece of research which
should be excellent preparation for university
• Develop their powers of analysis and expression
• Have an excellent command of one topic to quote
on their university applications and discuss at
• Gain an extra AS Level in an increasingly
competitive world
• Improve personal development and confidence as
well as academic skills
• Acquire extra vital UCAS points which an provide
insurance for university conditional offers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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