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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org