What is EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)?

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AchyutChaudhary
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Hi All,
I was just wondering, can you explain me what is EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) for AS/ A-levels?
Is it just another ordinary subject, or is an extra qualification you can do?

Do we have exam boards and basic entry requirements? What do we study in it? DO Unis and employers prefer having it?

Many thanks
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It's an extra qualification and its basically a research project that grade you on the research process and the written work. Yes they have exam boards but any one can do it if your school does it. You can study and make it about anything as long as it doesn't overlap with your Alevels. Unis do see it as beneficial and some unis sometimes lower their offer by a grade.
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Ok so the only EPQ exam board l know of is AQA and basically it’s an extended essay that you do (5000 words) on a topic of your choice. It’s an extra qualification that is classified under the AS section. There are no entry requirements for it (anyone can do it) and you have to check with your school whether or not it offers EPQ. If it doesn’t, you can request for it on the AQA website and they provide everything including a centre coordinator (very important). Employers don’t necessarily look at the EPQ and some (not all) unis look at it and give reduced offers of up to one grade below. For example Exeter drops from AAA to AAB because of this (my offer). EPQ is all individual research but your school may have lessons on referencing, and how to actually get started etc all of which are compulsory.
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