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.
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. You will also give an assessed presentation and produce a portfolio of evidence showing how you developed your idea, managed resources and evaluated outcomes.
At Writhlington 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.
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:
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.