Extended Project Qualification, or EPQ, Level 3 is an additional qualification that you can opt to take if you have a genuine passion for a subject area and would enjoy the opportunity of researching it to undergraduate level standard and experiencing university style supervisions. All our students who have completed EPQ have said they would strongly recommend it to you as it has helped them to secure offers from prestigious universities whilst simultaneously allowing them to indulge in research in their chosen field.

Universities look very favourably on EPQ as they know it develops the higher level skills they are looking for. Carmel students have had offers for medicine, veterinary science, aerospace engineering and pharmacy as well as offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. We feel that the Extended Project Qualification really gave them a distinct advantage in their Personal Statements and an interview. The EPQ also attracts UCAS points.

Course Entry Requirements for Extended Project Qualification

This course is offered to students in June of the first year. Anyone can apply and there are a series of tasks and activities to complete as part of the application process.

Extended Project Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification

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What our students say about EPQ

What Our Students Say

I enjoy the independence you get with EPQ and how you are required to carry out your own research for your chosen project. However, your supervisor is always there to offer support and guidance to help you develop your project further. I would recommend taking this subject at Carmel, as they offer weekly sessions which help to guide you on how to complete your project efficiently and to the best of your ability. This subject will help me in my next steps after Carmel as it has enabled me to demonstrate project management skills in my University application. EPQ has taught me transferable skills such as resilience as well as time management and research skills which will be extremely useful for my degree and dissertation.

Chloe McGrath