The Extended Project Qualification is an additional qualification alongside your A Level choices as the EPQ is a stand-alone qualification equivalent to half an A Level.
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.
You will be supported by a teacher throughout the project who will advise and guide you as required. The EPQ is highly recommended for those of you applying to university as it demonstrates your ability to write and reference academically and shows that you have a real interest in your subject. By making reference to the Extended Project in interview, you can demonstrate those qualities that universities are looking for.