Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification EPQ Keynes Mini School 2016/2017

Phase 3 AS LEVEL 3


The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a popular course with students. It provides an opportunity for them to extend their abilities beyond the A level syllabus, stand out and prepare for university or their future career. It is worth half an A level (70 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points. 

The EPQ allows students to embark on a largely self-directed project. By taking responsibility for the choice and design of an individual project.

Term one:  Thirty hours of taught lessons dealing with project outline/making a start, smart reading, engaging with visual culture, referencing, report-writing, ethics, presentation of data, methodology, literature review and conducting research. 

Term two:  Individual investigation into topic choice, thesis decision and project proposal confirmation. Complete product log continually. Liaise with University of Kent EPQ department every 2 weeks for 10 sessions (includes lectures and workshops). A trip to the University of Kent for a workshop on methodology included.

Term three: Collate data and literature to begin to evaluate thesis- mid project review

Term four: Taught lesson on delivering effective presentations, complete project; artefact with project or written project 

Term five: Prepare and present project to facilitator and coordinator/non specialist teacher. Keynote, performance.