Level 3 Extended Project Qualification

What will be studied?

The Extended Project Qualification is an opportunity to research and develop an area that you are passionate about. That can be something you have been involved in, or something you have always wanted to look at. For the full one year course, you will develop an idea for a project you wish to carry out and discuss your ideas with your supervisor. You will then carry out research to enable you to develop your ideas sufficiently to make a formal project proposal that includes your project aims, initial plans and likely format in which to present your project.

On completion of the project, you will give a presentation which should be for a non-specialist audience using media appropriate to the type of project. The presentation will also include a live question and answer session overseen by your supervisor.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed via 100% coursework and there are no external examinations. Coursework portfolios are in the form of log books, research, time management analysis, written reports or artefacts and presentations.

What next?

The EPQ is awarded UCAS points worth slightly over half an A-level and is recognised by universities and employers; some leading universities, such as Southampton University, make alternative offers to students undertaking an EPQ. An A* in this qualification equates to 28 UCAS points. This course is also for students who may want to show a deeper understanding of an area which can be beneficial for further education or employment.

Further information

If you need any further information about studying the AQA Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, please contact Mr Squire rsquire@bluecoat.uk.com

It is not necessary to have done the Level 2 Higher Project Qualification. This course will appeal to students who

  • Have a passion for a particular subject
  • Want the opportunity to carry out an investigation into an area that may aid their career progression or application to University
  • Are enthusiastic about completing coursework portfolios
  • Have a good standard of literacy
  • Are able to be self-motivated to meet deadlines

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