Extended Project

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

Choose your own topic and title.

Demonstrate you are an independent learner.

Learn skills that are valued by universities and employers.

The only AS in which you can achieve an A* (28 UCAS pts).

Some universities make lower UCAS offers based on EPQ grade.

Link it to your favourite subject, a career plan or a passion.

It is a one-year course taken in Year 1 or Year 2.

You can combine it with most other courses.

You become the expert in the classroom rather than the tutor.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

What makes a good research title as well as how to carry out academic, detailed and balanced research. How to structure a convincing academic argument. How to reference academic sources appropriately. How to test the credibility of sources and to detect bias. How to give a convincing, professional and entertaining. Presentation to an audience of your peers.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

100% coursework. You work steadily to produce a 6,000-word dissertation

If you prefer, you can produce an artefact plus 2,000 words

Alternatives include investigation/experiment or performance

 

 

PROGRESSION

Completing the EPQ will position you as a strong candidate for university places as you will develop key skills including independent learning, research and time management.