Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project Qualification is the qualification the majority of pupils choose to complete as part of their Bede’s Diploma.
It is valued as part of a UCAS applicant’s overall profile.
The EPQ offers Sixth Formers an opportunity to undertake a project in a subject area of personal interest. It provides a context for developing critical thinking and project management skills, which are widely transferrable. It assesses a pupil’s ability to plan, carry out, report on and evaluate a project, and is not by any means, just a big piece of subject-based coursework.
It focuses on three core ideas:
- Deepening understanding
- Widening perspectives
- Broadening skills
The EPQ is a one-year taught course and pupils will have an EPQ tutor for the duration of the course.
There are four elements required for the EPQ as assessment evidence for AQA:
- The production log
- Appropriate evidence of your project
- A written report
- A presentation
“ Seeing pupil potential and helping to nurture it are two of the most rewarding aspects of teaching. The possibilities of the creative mind are endless. ”
Louise Morris, Head of Bede's Diploma and EPQ Supervisor
Watch a video interview with day pupil Owen, who has developed a passion for English and Animal Management.Owen's Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
Watch a video interview with Bede's pupil Jess, a day pupil with a passion for Hockey and Philosophy and Ethics.Jess' Bede's Story Filmed in 2017