AS-Level – Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Highly regarded by universities, the EPQ is increasingly taken into account when making offers and it will certainly make students stand out from others who have not undertaken the project.The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a free standing qualification which involves choosing a topic and carrying out extensive research into that particular area, then creating a 5,000 word report or artefact and a 1,000 word report. After that, students deliver a small presentation. Students can choose to write their project on anything they like, but through their initial research they will focus it down so that it is not too broad. It is wise to pick something that is related to what the student intends to study further.