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