Extended Project Qualification
Level 3 Extended Project Qualification
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The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification designed to develop and extend an area of the student's interest and knowledge. It is often taken by students in the United Kingdom in addition to their A-levels or other qualifications.
The EPQ requires students to carry out research on a topic that they have chosen and is not covered by their other qualifications. They then use this research to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production. A student can take inspiration from something studied in class or from an area of personal interest.
Here's a breakdown of what the EPQ typically involves:
1. **Project Proposal**: Students start with a project proposal where they outline what they plan to study and how they will go about it.
2. **Research Process**: After the proposal is approved, they will then engage in independent research, using resources like books, research papers, and the internet, depending on the nature of the project.
3. **Project Realisation**: This is typically a 5,000-word report, or a 'production' (like a performance or artefact) along with a 1,000-word report.
4. **Presentation**: Students will also have to deliver a presentation to a specified audience upon completion of the project.
5. **Project Log**: Throughout the process, students will need to maintain a project log detailing the progress of their work, changes made, and skills developed.
The EPQ is highly valued by universities and employers because it develops many skills that are essential for successful study at higher education and employment, such as project management, problem-solving, critical thinking, and independent learning. It also offers an opportunity for students to delve deeper into a topic they are passionate about, which can be beneficial for university applications and interviews, particularly if the project is in an area related to their intended degree or career.