Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ was introduced as part of the recent revision of AS and A Level qualifications and of the Government's Stretch and Challenge Agenda.

It offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to study a topic in depth and produce a final dissertation. It is a free-standing A2 qualification and its purpose is to add a further dimension to Sixth Form study and to stretch the more ambitious scholar. EPQ is being increasingly used by universities such as Warwick, Cambridge and Oxford as the basis for interview discussion.

Typical Student Profile

A typical EPQ student at Prior Park is highly committed to developing their already-acquired skills of independent learning and time-management. He or she will be studying 3 A Levels and will be applying to one of the Russell Group universities. He or she will relish the challenge of engaging in a serious process of intellectual and creative endeavour.

Since its inception, Prior Park College students have enjoyed extraordinary success with the EPQ: