Extended Project Qualification

Key Stage 5(AS/A Level)

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows our students to extend their abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career.  At The Marist we have chosen to use the AQA examination board for the EPQ, which is worth half an A Level (70 UCAS points) and can be used to earn extra UCAS points.

The EPQ allows students to embark on largely self-directed projects.  The learner will:

  • identify, design, plan and complete an individual project, applying a range of organisational skills and strategies to meet agreed objectives
  • obtain, critically select and use select information from a range of sources; analyse data, apply it relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of the topic
  • select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate, solve problems, take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes
  • evaluate outcomes both in relation to agreed objectives and own learning and performance. Select and use a range of communication skills and media to present evidenced outcomes and conclusions in appropriate format.

The Marist supports our EPQ students by providing two skills lessons per week, alongside frequent one-to-one meetings with their supervisor.

Sample Extended Essay Work

We would like to share with you a sample of the extended essays written by our Year 12 EPQ students.  Please follow the links below: