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    Extended Project Qualification

Course Summary

All students will have the opportunity to undertake the AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). They will begin this project in June of Year 12. The area of study for the project is chosen by the individual student based on their own academic interests and it takes the form of independent research.

The project provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on an area they are really interested in, whilst gaining and improving independent research an organisational skills that are required for successful university study, and as such it is highly regarded by admissions officers.

Students are supported by an individual project supervisor and additional taught sessions are provided to give guidance on key areas such as referencing.

This is a level 3 qualification which appears on the UCAS tariff table.


UCAS points

   Grade UCAS points



  A 24



   C 16



   E 8

2023 exam results

A*-B 81.8%
A*-E 100%

2022 exam results

A*-B grades 83%
A*-E 100%

Entry Requirements

Organisational skills, motivation and commitment are essential as students are responsible for meeting all deadlines and managing the reading, write up and final presentation of their findings.


5000 word essay or artefact with 1000 word report
Log book

EPQ examples

Do the benefits of using CRISPR-CAS9 gene therapy outweigh the drawbacks in the treatment of HIV and Cardiovascular disease? ​

To what extent is the media positively influencing the development of women’s football?

A comparison of liberal and illiberal democracy – what is the effect of each on protection of individual rights and liberties.

How are female characters portrayed in fairy tales and how does this affect our perspectives on femininity and gender?

Please add the following 2 more and take out the date from the examples.

Is physical health more beneficial than medication to the health of the elderly in the United Kingdom and wider world? 

Does queer representation affect or reflect society’s acceptance of queer individuals?

Careers / Progression

Further Information