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Extended Project Qualification at Bilborough College

Course description

This option is very popular with students and universities alike. Providing you with a chance to partake in an extended study of a topic that you are interested in. It will help you to develop essential skills needed at university or if you wish to go into the workplace.

At Bilborough College you will have a dedicated team that will guiding and supporting you through the process helping you to achieve the very best that you can. In year thirteen you have the opportunity to select the course as part of the Extended Studies option.  

Course content

The EPQ is assessed as an AS level. However, it awards up to an A*, which is the only AS to do so. Assessment comes in three ways. First all students have to complete a production log, detailing their work throughout the year. Secondly, all students must deliver a presentation about what they did and finally, all students must complete the project, for most this will be a 5000 word report or you do have the option to complete an artefact with an accompanying smaller report.  

Entry requirements

To study at Bilborough Sixth Form College you must achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C grades in your GCSEs, including English Language and Maths.  We count BTEC Firsts as equivalent to one GCSE.

Future opportunities

This qualification is valued by many universities. It emphasizes your ability to participate in independent research and your ability to plan and carry out a project. You will also be demonstrating these skills to universities and potential employers who find selection of candidates difficult.

Further information

Student Quotes
"When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men take the EPQ."

"Nobody should go into the Extended Project Qualification thinking it is going to be easy option; it requires hard work, perseverance and a continued effort throughout the entire process. If you are keen to learn new things, gain valuable experience in academic report writing and generally lessen your eventual exam tally whilst gaining a valuable qualification, then by all means EPQ is the answer."

"Really interesting and great if you pick a topic you really enjoy but a lot of hard work! Get started as soon as you can."

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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