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