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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Raine's Foundation School

Course description

This qualification provides an opportunity for students to exercise their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career. They can also use it to earn extra UCAS points – it is equivalent to an A level.

Students study for this on their own, in their own time, supported by an EPQ tutor and supervisor who will assist and advise them regarding their project. The EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed project. They start by taking responsibility for the choice and design of an individual project, or individual role in a group project, and during the process learn to:

  • Mature into critical, reflective and independent learners
  • Develop and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Increase planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills
  • Apply new technologies confidently
  • Demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise

The final project can take the form of a traditional essay of 5000 words or it can be an artefact such as an artwork, short film, website or animation accompanied by an essay explaining their process. The final work must be accompanied by a production log and it must also be presented to an audience on completion. The EPQ is suitable for those students who are achieving well in their subjects and wish to develop their skills as independent, creative learners.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raine's Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September