The EPQ is a single piece of work that requires evidence of planning, preparation, research and independent learning. These are the skills that are valuable for studying at university. Some Russell Group universities will make you a lower grade offer if you have a good grade in the EPQ. Even if it is not part of the offer, it can be used in your personal statement or interview to demonstrate your interest or aptitude in a subject. It can either be an essay or artefact.
The EPQ will develop and extend from one or more of student’s study areas and/or a personal area of interest outside their main programme of study. Topic is to be agreed by Mr Haston as the EPQ co-ordinator.
Delivery of the EPQ will involve some teaching of the necessary skills. Students are required to do 120 hours of guided learning hours. Students will have access to a supervisor and co-ordinator of the EPQ.
You will be expected to deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience and provide evidence of your work at all stages.
For the specification please see:
Purchase of the AQA EPQ text book and any other relevant costs associated with the chosen project.
Any queries please contact Mr Haston.