Extended Project Qualification (Level 3)
Extended Project Qualification (Level 3) Edexcel (P301)
WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS YOU
- The EPQ is an amazing opportunity to learn and experience the level of independence required at university, regardless of the course.
- Whilst the majority of EPQs are written on either arts or humanities-based questions, there is a sizeable minority who write on issues relating to science subjects.
- The course is entirely focused on you and what you wish to study – your topic is entirely your choice, with guidance to make it appropriate to the EPQ format, and the taught element is based on student need and want.
- You’ll enjoy this course if…
- …you have an enquiring mind and are keen to study independently.
- …you are self-motivated, proactive and able to meet deadlines.
- …you have a passion you would like to explore further academically.
- 5 GCSE passes at G5 or higher.
- G6 or above in GCSE English Literature and English Language.
- G5 in another essay-based subject at GCSE.
ASSESSMENT / CORE MODULES
- Dissertation: The only module of EPQ offered at Maria Fidelis is the dissertation. This is a 5000 – 8000-word essay (approx.) on a topic of your choice.
- Presentation: At the end of the course, you will be required to deliver a 10-minute presentation on the dissertation.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
- The EPQ is mainly an independent subject. Lessons are used to provide study skills and give direction to your ideas, the latter done either on a 1-to-1 basis or as group discussions.
- Tutorials on project topics and extra assistance are provided outside of lesson times.
- The EPQ will assist your ability to study in all subjects at university.
- Whilst it is not subject-specific, studying the EPQ will show an enhanced ability to study independently, as well as a greater interest in whichever area you study.
- As the equivalent of half an A-level, the EPQ is highly regarded by many higher education institutions, including Russell Group universities.