The EPQ is an opportunity for students to research a topic of their choice, either related to their personal interests or course of academic study. Students are also required, with appropriate supervision, to; draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval, plan, research and carry out the project, deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience, provide evidence of all stages of the project development and production for assessment. The EPQ is marked according to 4 assessment objectives: Management, Resources, Development and Realisation and Evaluation. The taught programme involves 30 learning hours, delivered in 1 hour sessions, once a week. Students are then expected to independently spend at least a further 60 hours of study. Skills that are specifically developed through EPQ include; Decision Making, Problem Solving, Research Methods. Critical Thinking - Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, Presentation and Communication. Students use primary and secondary methods such as questionnaires and surveys as well as accessing books and articles from academic sources
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Qualification Specification Code: 7993
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
Any, although reseach and report writing skills are enhanced with the qualification
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