Extended Project Qualification
Taken alongside your three main subjects, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a great opportunity to experience university-style study, and expand your knowledge in an area of interest.
It shows employers and universities what your personal passion and interests are, and shows that you can self-manage, self-direct, and set ambitious goals for yourself.
The EPQ is a compulsory part of the TechBacc, along with either A Level maths or core maths.
- Trains you in the skills and knowledge required for the independent study of university.
- Enables you to focus on a specific area that either extends your knowledge in your academic or applied courses, or exploring a totally new area of knowledge related to future study opportunities.
- Requires you to demonstrate the ability to plan, select resources, manage your own time, and analyse and evaluate information you have researched yourself.
GCSE English grade 5 and maths grade 5. Students that have a passion to extend their knowledge of their core subjects, or to study something totally new.
Career / higher education opportunities
Universities value the EPQ as an additional qualification alongside A levels, BTECs, Cambridge Technicals, and AQA Tech Levels.
AQA Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (7993)