Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Please note, this is an enrichment course, not part of a students’ main programme of study.

Course description

EPQThe EPQ is a piece of independent work of a student’s choice, which can either be an artefact or an extended piece of academic writing. The focus is on research and planning skills leading to a final piece. There are a number of specialist routes available including through one of the subject academies. Students are encouraged to be creative and innovative. The work completed cannot be connected to any aspect of their A Level subject. This is assessed at A level standard and as such an A* is achievable. Examples of recent projects include making a music video, writing a short story, creating a dance performance, producing an animation, creating a webpage, designing a business. The possibilities are endless!

Course duration

September – completed in Year 12.

Time commitment

1 lesson per week.

Course costs


Who can sign up

All students

How and when to sign up

When you attend your enrolment interview in August you will be able to add the EPQ to your other subjects.

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