EPQ

Curriculum

EPQ – AS

COURSE CONTENT

This is an AS only course. The learner will need to:
Identify, design, plan and complete a project, applying organisational skills and strategies to meet stated objectives. Obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of the topic.
Select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve planned outcomes. Evaluate outcomes including own learning and performance and select and use a range of communication skills and media to convey and present evidenced outcomes and conclusions.

EXAMINATION

There is no exam in this subject
Examination Board – AQA

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

All students will be able to follow this course.

WHAT IS THE COURSE STYLE?

Learners investigate a possible project area, and discuss their ideas with their teacher. It can be on any topic including a hobby. Many successful topics have focussed on an area of academic interest within A Level subjects but it must be additional to normal learning (eg a different piece of literature/ art work/ aspect of Maths etc). The Extended Project helps students develop research skills and prepare for university; for example, medical and law students can research topics they can use on interview such as medical ethics.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This qualification was originally designed to fill the skills gap which employers and universities felt school leavers were presenting. Many students do not know how to work independently on a long term project, setting their own deadlines and managing themselves. Therefore, this qualification can lead to any career path or further education because it gives the skills necessary to ensure that students are successful.