EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
Sixth Form students are offered the opportunity to undertake an Extended Project Qualification. An EPQ is an independent research-based project and is an opportunity to do a dissertation in a subject area of the student’s choosing, providing a unique and exciting opportunity for students to manage their own learning.
The EPQ is a free-standing Level 3 qualification worth half an A Level providing valuable UCAS points. It provides an opportunity for developing critical thinking and project management skills; these are widely transferable and useful in other courses. In addition it is great preparation for university, in that you develop those independent learning skills needed in higher education.
Because an EPQ requires the student to identify and design their own project, adopt a strategic approach to its management and work independently, it is an ideal vehicle for curriculum enrichment and academic extension and is welcomed by many of the top Universities including Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities and the 1994 group.
Recent Bishop Ramsey EPQ titles have included:
‘The design and production of a scaled architectural model of an outdoor woodland shelter’
‘Footsteps – A Film in the Style of Alfred Hitchcock’
‘Film Music: 20th century music and its Evolution’
‘What was the role of RAF Northolt during World War II?’
‘Female Participation in Sport’
EPQ students with Miss Neal
Students’ comments about their EPQ experience:
“The EPQ has been a benefit to me as it has helped to improve my independent study and has benefitted my knowledge in my chosen subject.”
“The presentation was surprisingly my favourite part!! The EPQ has given me confidence in so many skills I will apply to University and beyond!”
“My EPQ journey has been very helpful and worth every second. After your EPQ you’ll be one step ahead at university.”
“My EPQ journey has improved my independent study skills but has also provided me with the confidence for presentations. It has been great and is extremely worthwhile. I have enjoyed every minute.”
Students wishing to know more about the EPQ please see Miss Neal in the Library.
Details can also be found in the Sixth Form Course Guide - available to download from the 'Prospectus and How to Apply' page in the Sixth Form section of the website.