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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in January 2023 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at CHSG

At CHSG all sixth form students have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification. This is a Level 3 (A-Level standard) qualification, graded A*-E and worth up to 28 UCAS points. Students choose a topic, carry out independent research, produce a report and give a presentation on their findings.  

Benefits of taking an EPQ

  • Development of research, academic writing, critical thinking, time management and presentation skills highly valued by universities and employers. 
  • Students become used to university-style independent working. 
  • Opportunity to study a topic of your choice in-depth, and become an expert on something you are passionate about.  
  • Reduced/alternative offers from a number of Universities. 
  • Something individual to talk about in personal statements and interviews to make your application stand out.  

Course Content

Students can choose to produce: 

  • A report (5000 words)  
  • An artefact and a short report (1000 words) 

Students are expected to spend around 120 hours on their EPQ- 30 guided in school and 90 independently.  

EPQ Format at CHSG

  • Students sign up at the end of Year 12 and hand in the EPQ in April of Year 13. 
  • All students meet regularly one-to-one with a supervisor. 
  • 1 hour lesson per week on research and writing skills. 

For further information or questions, please contact Miss Gravenor