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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Sunderland College

Course description

This is for current 16-18 year old A-Level students following the High Achievers’ Programme.

Course content

You will plan and complete an individual project, developing a range of organisational skills and strategies. The qualification will develop your own learning and performance as a critical, reflective and independent learning. You will extend your planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills. The learning experience will prepare you for higher education.

Entry requirements

You will have to be an A-Level student following the High Achievers pathway.


You will learn through classroom activities, visits and self-directed study.

Further information

The course is designed to develop the skills necessary for success in higher level study and therefore will support you in your preparation for university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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    • Washington Campus an award winning campus that is home to Washington Sixth Form and our higher education provision. Located between Gateshead and Washington it was built on the site of the former Usworth School. It was developed to cater for up to 850 people from in or around the Washington area.

      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.