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.
EPQ is an additional qualification you can take alongside your other subjects. It gives you the opportunity to research a subject area to undergraduate level standard. You will develop higher level thinking skills, valued by universities and employers. You will also gain extra UCAS points and enhance your university application.
What you will study
- Choose an area of research to study that you have a passion for
- Plan, research and carry out your project and then prepare a presentation to share the outcomes
- Complete a logbook to document the process and your decisions.
The project can take a variety of forms such as a traditional dissertation.
You will need to:
- Provide a product based on your research
- Complete a logbook recording your experience
- Deliver a presentation
You will be supported by your supervisor who will help to develop your research skills and provide advice & guidance throughout the process.
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