Level of teaching: Key Stage 5
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)
Course Code: Extended Project Qualification AQA 7993
Recommended Entry Requirements
- Grade 5 GCSE English
- Anyone can do an EPQ if they are committed to completing the independent study.
Why an EPQ?
The EPQ is studied over one year and in addition to the three A Level subjects.
An EPQ is an excellent way to show universities and prospective employers your ability to work in a proactive, independent manner. It provides the opportunity to develop and apply decision making and problem solving skills. With an EPQ you pick the subject and the focus for your project so it allows you to tailor it to directly support your aspirations for further study and/or career development. Working with a supervisor, you are responsible for the management and development of the project from inception to completion. What better way to show how much you have to offer!
Research says that taking the EPQ enhances the odds of achieving a higher grade at A level (A* – B) by 29% (Ben Jones, Head of Standards, AQA).
For more information on this course, the subject requirements and specification, click here.
Enrichment & Links:
Invitation to visit a Russell Group University to make use of their resources and learning environment. The taught element of the EPQ will be delivered in fortnightly lessons covering research skills, evaluation of sources and time management, all of which are transferable to A Level studies and beyond.