Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
The EPQ is a nationally-recognised qualification that involves undertaking an independent research project. If you choose to take an EPQ, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a unique and self-directed project in addition to studying for your three main A levels.
- Choose your own topic – this can be anything that interests you. Each year we’re amazed by the incredible range of topics, from women’s rights and gender through to Medicine and theatre
- Pursue your research through a combination of academic reading, completion of online courses, attendance at lectures, interviews with experts, questionnaires and relevant work experience
- Learn new skills, such as independent research, project management, footnote and bibliography construction and multimedia presentation technique
- Receive support from weekly timetabled classes, a series of Year 12 skills talks and an individually assigned project supervisor
There are lots of reasons to study an EPQ and it is suitable for students studying any A level combination. Some of the great benefits of studying the EPQ are that it:
- Can reduce entry requirements to many university courses
- Provides you with great material for your interviews and personal statement
- Gives you a genuine opportunity to engage in high level research or to plan and produce a creative product, all in a supportive environment
You can start studying your EPQ in your Lower Sixth year and would usually complete it by the end of the Spring term.
‘Think’ is a collection of bespoke academic enrichment programmes. It gives our GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level students the opportunity to build their thinking skills and develop their academic interests so they can achieve their ambitions in the Sixth Form, at university and beyond.