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Extended Project Qualification Level 3 at The King Edmund School

Course description

Would you like to gain an AS Level qualification by researching something you are really passionate about? The EPQ allows you to embark on a largely self-directed project. By taking responsibility for the choice and design of your individual project you will also nurture a number of skills that are valued by both universities and employers.

Course content

The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of your study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by you and agreed by a supervising teacher. You will, with appropriate supervision, choose an area of interest and then draft a title and aims of the project. After approval, you will plan, research and carry out the project. Extended projects can take various forms, such as an extended essay, creative writing, creation of an artefact or a performance-based activity.


Once your project is completed, you will deliver a presentation to a specified audience and provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment. There is no examination.

Future opportunities

More and more universities are welcoming the EPQ as an indicator of realised skills and potential ability in the fiercely competitive arena of selection to the courses they offer. Universities welcome applications from students who have taken the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). They see this as positive evidence of motivation to explore a subject in greater depth, as well as an opportunity for further development of analytical, critical thinking and independent research skills. If your results fall short of
your university offer by a small margin, (for example one A Level grade), your extended project result may be taken into account by the university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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