Extended Project Information

The Extended Project at Springwood Sixth Form is an entirely independent project started which can be completed in Year 12 or Year 13. The project requires students to plan, undertake and evaluate a project of their choice. This may be a mini dissertation, an artefact, a performance or a report. The students work independently alongside a mentor who will support and guide them in completing their project.  

                

The Extended Project aims to inspire, enthuse and motivate students by giving them the freedom to do a project on a subject they’re studying or in an area of personal interest. It’s a stand-alone qualification that is worth up to 28 UCAS points – equivalent to an AS Level. It can also be taken as a component of an academic or vocational programme. As students have the freedom to select their subject, it can support their practical, work-related approach to learning or be an extension of their A Level studies.

The Extended Project offers a range of exciting opportunities for your students:

  • It provides them with the skills that higher education is looking for, by encouraging independent study, critical thinking and teamwork.
  • It may also be useful when they’re applying for university to help them ‘stand out from the crowd’.
  • It gives students flexibility and choice in the selection of their project topic, how they tailor it to fit their individual needs and how they present the final outcome.
  • It’s ideal for improving transferable skills such as planning, research, analysis and evaluation.

To find out more about EPQ click here to view a video presentation.

This year the Sixth Form has seen the best EPQ results ever- 

YEAR

Entries

A*%

A*-A%

A*-B%

A*-C%

A*-E%

2017 (Summer)

43

44

77

86

93

100

2017 (March)

41

45

76

86

92

100

2016

18

76

88

100

100

100

2015

10

80

90

90

100

100

2014

8

25

68

88

88

100

 

To apply for the EPQ students undergo an in house application process. The project is overseen by Mrs J Cuss.