Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Examination Board: AQA

Teacher in Charge: Ms C Howard


In year 12 students are given the option to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in addition to their three A Level choices.


The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of your study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by you and agreed as appropriate by the department.

This option gives you the opportunity to continue studying a subject area you may have been unable to choose as part of your A Level choices or to demonstrate an interest in a specific specialism related to your preferred course / career path post-18.

Delivery of the Extended Project Qualification involves some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of your progress. It will involve extended autonomous work by each student.  

Students are required, with appropriate supervision, to:
• choose an area of interest
• draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre
• plan, research and carry out the project
• deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience
• provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment.

How is it assessed?

Coursework & Live Presentation - 100%: all coursework will be submitted at the end of Year 12 for
submission in the November entry.

How is it graded?

The Extended Projects are graded A* to E with UCAS points awarded as below:

A* 28 

A 24 

B 20 

C 16 

D 12 

E 8