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EPQ as an international student

Hello! I'm from India and I'm very keen to do an Economics based EPQ. However, I don't know how to go about this? How do I register myself for EPQ? I'm currently doing CAIE based A-levels (in yr 12 right now). Please let me know how I can do this and if I can do it in year 13. Is EPQ even allowed for international students?

I think I'm not allowed to do it as an international student, is there any credible substitute i could do instead? Is there any way I can request do an EPQ or something?
(edited 3 years ago)
Original post by 0216S
Hello! I'm from India and I'm very keen to do an Economics based EPQ. However, I don't know how to go about this? How do I register myself for EPQ? I'm currently doing CAIE based A-levels (in yr 12 right now). Please let me know how I can do this and if I can do it in year 13. Is EPQ even allowed for international students?

I think I'm not allowed to do it as an international student, is there any credible substitute i could do instead? Is there any way I can request do an EPQ or something?

Hi there! This reply may not be of any use but maybe check out this link: https://www.oxfordaqaexams.org.uk/subjects/projects/ipq
- The International IPQ is an international version of the UK’s Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Yup, as an international student currently undertaking an EPQ, I can confirm that the EPQ is definitely allowed for international students. Not sure how to self-register though, as I did it through my school.
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Original post by confuzzledteen
Yup, as an international student currently undertaking an EPQ, I can confirm that the EPQ is definitely allowed for international students. Not sure how to self-register though, as I did it through my school.

Thank you so much for your reply. Which board are you studying? AQA or CAIE?


Update: Turns out Cambridge (CAIE) has started offering their own version of EPQ as IPQ! Do you think unis will consider IPQ as a whole qualification?
(edited 3 years ago)
Original post by 0216S
Which board are you studying? AQA or CAIE?

AQA x
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Original post by confuzzledteen
AQA x

oh i see, from what i can tell only students studying AQA give the EPQ. Thanks for your help though!
Original post by 0216S
oh i see, from what i can tell only students studying AQA give the EPQ. Thanks for your help though!

Wait, what do you mean by that? Sorry haha, I'm kinda confused.
We do different exam boards for different things at my school, so I do Edexcel Math, FM, Econ and AQA Chem & EPQ.
I'm doing the Edexcel EPQ and its through your school as they moderate it and internally assess. You could see if you can enter as a private candidate. IPQ is the same thing, it just means 'international project qualification' i think
Original post by 0216S
Hello! I'm from India and I'm very keen to do an Economics based EPQ. However, I don't know how to go about this? How do I register myself for EPQ? I'm currently doing CAIE based A-levels (in yr 12 right now). Please let me know how I can do this and if I can do it in year 13. Is EPQ even allowed for international students?

I think I'm not allowed to do it as an international student, is there any credible substitute i could do instead? Is there any way I can request do an EPQ or something?

You need to ask your school, but if its anything like UK exam boards, then you will need a supervisor and without one you cant do one.
Cambridge Internationals equivalent is the IPQ.

In most cases you are better off just concentrating on your main grades. Occasionally it might be worth doing if they offer a grade reduction, its a highly competitive elite uni or a highly competitive course with interviews.
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Original post by confuzzledteen
Yup, as an international student currently undertaking an EPQ, I can confirm that the EPQ is definitely allowed for international students. Not sure how to self-register though, as I did it through my school.

hey I know this is super late but can u give me some more information.
1- what country are you from?
2- does ur epq exam board have to match ur a level subjects exam board?
3- what exam board is your epq?

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