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The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a stand-alone research project, designed to complement and enhance academic subjects in the Sixth Form.
A project can be undertaken on a topic in which the pupil is genuinely interested, and the output can be presented in a variety of ways including a written report or an ‘artefact’. An artefact can be produced as a result of research on a topic area and examples have included software, artwork and short stories. This process develops skills candidates will require in Higher Education and promotes independent learning, planning, research, analysis and evaluation. Additionally, the process enables students to stand out amongst their peers in the application process by demonstrating an extended commitment to and knowledge of their chosen field.
Each EPQ candidate is allocated a supervisor who oversees the project and advises on progress. Pupils receive timetabled lessons in research and referencing skills and are encouraged to use the wide range of resources at their disposal.