he award is the equivalent of an AS level, and is worth up to 28 UCAS points. Many students choose an area they plan to study at University, and/or want to have a career in. You will plan, develop and realise your project which can be an artefact or an extended report/essay. Through the EPQ you will learn independent study skills that are vital in the workplace and Further Education; you will learn how to manage your time wisely, meet deadlines and develop research skills. Each student produces an artefact/extended report, keeps a detailed log of their learning journey and gives a presentation at the end of their project. You are marked across these three areas, and there are no exams!
The EPQ is recognised and respected by top universities and employers, and shows that you can work independently over an extended period of time. You will learn much about yourself and about your chosen area throughout the course, with excellent support from your allocated supervisor. This is a great opportunity to study something you love, and show what you can do when given responsibility for your own learning.