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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 November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Extended Project Qualification

Choosing this Course

This course is aimed at developing students’ skills in research, time management, critical thinking and presentation. Students will produce an independent research project designed to widen perspectives, broaden skills and deepen understanding.

Career Opportunities: Students will leave the course well-prepared for study at university. They will develop and use the skills that they will need to carry out independent research and plan their time carefully. These skills are also very sought after in the workplace, and success on this course will show that students can work autonomously, creatively and to tight deadlines.

What will students be studying?

Students choose to complete either an essay based or Artefact based project representative of 90 hours of work. Over two terms students will choose an area of study, plan and carry out their research, synthesise all their research into an appropriate project and evaluate their work in the form of a Q+A presentation. Students will work to a very high standard and the course is good preparation for study at university. There is no examination, and the qualification is worth up to 28 UCAS points.

What are the major assessments this year? 

There are no interim assessments, only interim deadlines pertaining to completion of various sections of the production log, the Q&A presentation and then the final project hand-in deadline.

What are the expectations of my child in EPQ?

To work autonomously to plan, research and complete an in-depth project on a topic area of their choice.

What should students do if they feel they are struggling in EPQ?

Speak to their project supervisor or course co-ordinator as soon as possible.

How can I best support my child in EPQ?

Ensure they are sticking to their self-created time plans (GANT chart) and meeting all interim deadlines as outlined on MyProject Q timeline.

Whom should I contact for further advice or information?

Course co-ordinator, Ms Kelly-Smith