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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

From architecture to addiction, comic strips to criminology and gaming to gothic stories – with an EPQ, you choose what you study!

At TPAT Sixth Form we offer all Y12 students the opportunity to complete an EPQ.  This is a stand-alone qualification which is equivalent to 60 % of an A level (more UCAS points than an AS level).  The qualification is highly regarded by universities as it involves many of the skills students require at degree level: independent enquiry, research methods, referencing and presentation skills to name but a few.  The EPQ is unique in that students have the freedom to choose a topic of their choice and write their own title - it could be an extension of a curricular topic or something that isn’t covered by the curriculum at all.  The final product may be a written report or students may choose to produce an artefact instead.  At TPAT Sixth Form, sixth formers start the EPQ in term 2 of Y12 and complete the qualification by the Easter of Y12.  The lessons take place during PHSE, students are paired with a member of staff who works with them one-to-one as their supervisor and we run a research trip to the University of Southampton. 

Mrs R. Barrett
BA (Hons) English, PGCE

Head of Year 12 & EPQ Co-ordinator
Teacher of English