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Extended Project Qualification

Springwood High School is a beacon centre for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is an independent project which can be completed in Year 12 or Year 13. Under the supervision of a mentor, students plan, develop and evaluate a project of their choice. This may be a mini-dissertation, an artefact, a performance or a report.                

The EPQ is a stand-alone qualification that is worth up to 28 UCAS points and is the equivalent of half an A Level. It can also be taken as a component of an academic or vocational programme.

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

  • It develops those skills which are highly valued in higher education, such as independent study, critical thinking and teamwork.
  • It can provide a focus for personal statements. Many of our early applicants – those students applying to elite universities – choose to develop and submit an EPQ.
  • It’s ideal for improving transferable skills such as planning, research, analysis and evaluation.

To find out more about EPQ view the video presentation below.

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Students must apply to take part in the Extended Project Qualification, which is overseen by Mrs J Cuss.