What is EPQ?
The extended project or EPQ is an amazing opportunity for Sixth Form students to extend their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus, stand out and prepare for university or their future career. It can also be used to earn extra UCAS points.
What will I do?
Work for your EPQ is independent and you will either produce a 5000 word research project or an artefact supported by a 1000 word research report. Your will also give an assessed presentation and produce a portfolio of evidence showing how you developed your idea, managed resources and evaluated outcomes.
What support will I get?
At Writhlington or Mendip Studio School students are supported through their independent EPQ with one timetabled lesson a week, visits to Southampton University to develop research skills and use University library and online services. Your EPQ will be coordinated through Google Classroom so that you have a feedback conversation with your supervisors throughout your project.
What sort of title can I choose?
You can choose any topic you are interested in except for areas closely covered in your A level subjects. Some examples from last year include:
What outcome can I expect?
In the past results at Writhlington have been excellent with 73% of students gaining A* to B in 2017. Students have also found their EPQ valuable when writing personal statements, CVs or attending interview.