EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College
The EPQ is an additional qualification (worth half an A level) that students can take to demonstrate and further enhance all of the skills you will be developing through study and participation within SRRCC 6th. In the first few weeks of the autumn term, a briefing will be given so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to take it.
It is a great way of getting the chance to research something you are passionate about in great detail, which can be as wide ranging as bee pollination, the leadershop of the Arab Spring or medieval cuisine - something more conventional is equally valid.
At the start of the course, you will participate in various study skills workshops that will prepare you for every element of leading your own research and putting your project together. After this time, you will be assigned a mentor to support you through every stage of your project. Finally, you will present the findings of your research and your reflections to a panel of assessors.
The EPQ is a really valuable tool for you as it is often used by universities to differentiate between their candidates. You would really stand out if you have put in the effort and demonstrated all the skills necessary to complete an EPQ. This means that universities often give lower offers to students with the EPQ and you will have something really impressive to mention in your personal statement or interview.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.