Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is offered to all girls in Year 12 and allows students to research and develop their interest in an area that is outside their A level studies.  By completing an EPQ, students are encouraged to develop skills such as project management, decision making, problem solving and independent research. It will help students to develop and improve their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners. The EPQ is graded A* to E and students gain UCAS points. 

Projects completed by our students cover a wide range of topics, from  ‘Is there a relationship between personality and career choice?’ to ‘The influence of 18th and 19th century philosophy on 20th  century Nazi tyranny’.

In summer 2016 we were delighted that all of our EPQ candidates achieved an A or A* grade in this challenging qualification.

The EPQ is a qualification that is well-thought of by universities and employers:

The University of Cambridge

“We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will help you develop independent study and research skills and ease the transition from school/college to higher education.”

Manchester University

“As a research-intensive university, The University of Manchester is very supportive of the skills the Extended Project encourages learners to develop.”