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Extended Project Qualification

 We are offering the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to all More Able and Talented pupils in Year 1 and 2.

The qualification, which is taught and facilitated by the college, is undertaken independently and completed in the student’s own time, is equivalent to an AS level – half an A level, and is therefore worth up to 70 UCAS points for an A* grade. Pupils are encouraged to research a subject that is related to their university application or career
choice, and most universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) look upon this piece of work very favourably.The Extended Project can be a 5000 word dissertation, a design piece or an artefact, and is researched over at least a 6 month period. Independent study is vitally important when students leave school to attend university, and many students who have under taken the EPQ have been offered places in prestigious universities due, in no small part, to this body of work.

“We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will help you develop independent study and research skills and ease the transition from school/college to higher education.”
Cambridge University

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