THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION
Students will also have the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as part of our enrichment offer.
WHAT IS THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION?
The Extended Project Qualification is an additional qualification that students undertake alongside their A Level study. The project is designed to inspire, challenge and extend a range of skills through the development and realisation of a free choice topic, taking students beyond the scope of their A Level subjects.
WHY STUDY AN EPQ?
An EPQ is an excellent taster of university-style learning as it is effectively an independent research project. Completing an EPQ in Year 12 will show to Universities that students have the academic interest, rigour and skills to go above and beyond their core A Level studies.
WHAT COULD I STUDY?
For example, an aspiring medic could write a research article analysing the difficulties associated with management of the NHS. A Historian who found The Cold War' in History really interesting could do an EPQ project on the role of nuclear weapons in contemporary international affairs.
OTHER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As part of enriching the Sixth Form experience our students will have many opportunities to attend a variety of academic conferences, theatre and museum visits and subject specific field trips both nationally and internationally.
Sixth Form Students will also come together at regular times throughout both Year 12 and 13 to hear high-quality speakers who will cover a range of different topics including:
- University advice and guidance
- Opportunities within the local job markets
- Subject specific lectures
- Fund-raising opportunities
- Safer driving