Overview

The Extended Project offers you the chance to gain real independence, resilience and maturity as an advanced level learner, while pursuing any topic of your choosing.

The EPQ is highly recommended for those applying to university as it demonstrates your ability to write and reference academically and shows that you have a real interest in your chosen subject. By making reference to the Extended Project in interview, you can demonstrate those qualities that universities are looking for.

The EPQ requires you to carry out research on a topic that you have chosen and is not covered by your other qualifications. This research is used to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production.

The Extended Project offers you the chance to gain real independence, resilience and maturity as an advanced level learner, while pursuing any topic of your choosing. The EPQ is highly recommended for those applying to university as it demonstrates your ability to write and reference academically and shows that you have a real interest in your chosen subject. By making reference to the Extended Project in interview, you can demonstrate those qualities that universities are looking for. The EPQ requires you to carry out research on a topic that you have chosen and is not covered by your other qualifications. This research is used to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production.

The EPQ is awarded UCAS points worth half an A Level and is recognised by universities and employers; some leading universities, such as Southampton University, make alternative offers to students undertaking an EPQ.

Many top Universities like students completing an EPQ project because it shows that an individual can work independently, design and carry out research and analyse material.

Many of the Russell group Universitry and Oxbridge often discuss the EPQ project a student is undertaking at their interview. It is worth half an A Level in terms of UCAS points, so it certainly helps you with entry to University.