Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Level 3, A-Level

Duration: One Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

EpqEquivalent to half an A-Level, the Extended Project Qualification is an opportunity for second-year students to develop independent research skills, presentation and essay writing skills.

You will undertake a 5,000 word project on a topic of your choosing and you can approach this in a number of different ways; you could produce a research-based report, or make something more creative. 


There will be guidance from teachers but you undertake your Extended Project Qualification independently.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be required to undertake a certain level of independent learning, though you will also be given study skills lessons and regular meetings with a supervisor. The project itself will be undertaken outside of the classroom. The final 5,000 word project is assessed, including your accompanying log book and assessment of your final presentation. There is no exam. 

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

A trip to the University of Hertfordshire is available for students interested in the EPQ; experts and students who have previously completed the qualification will work with you to formulate potential project ideas and give support. 

What Could I Do Next?

The course is designed specifically to help you develop the skills necessary to enter Higher Education and employment. It is also looked upon favourably by Oxford, Cambridge and other selecting universities; this qualification can help applicants to stand out from the crowd when applying for popular degree courses like Medicine. 

General Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students have the following:

  • C/4 or above in GCSE Maths
  • C/4 or above in GCSE English Language.

Please note that this course is only available for second-year students, you will be able to apply for it when you are studying at the college.

Sign up to our newsletter

What are you interested in

Apply NowView and Download our Prospectus

Half Bob - Left Col - Open Evenings


A-Levels -half -bobSocial Networks -half BobBlog -half -bob