What are the advantages of completing EPQ? It allows you to choose a topic that is of specific interest to you. It helps you to develop skills that will be invaluable to you in FE or work It is getting increasing respect and acknowledgement from universities It carries UCAS points It allows you to choose a topic that is of specific interest to you. Previous areas of research: The actions of the SS in France during World War 2 How to design the best roller coaster Is southern hemisphere rugby better than northern hemisphere What is psychological warfare and is it effective? Why have the Jack the Ripper murders remained unsolved? It helps you to develop skills that will be invaluable to you in FE or work Research Note taking Problem solving Project management Problem solving Question framing Analytical writing It is getting increasing respect and acknowledgement from universities Some admissions tutors may make two alternative offers, one of which involves success in the Extended Project (eg either AAA at A-level or AAB at A-level plus Extended Project). University of Bristol It is getting increasing respect and acknowledgement from universities If you have undertaken the Extended Project, this may be taken into account if you do not achieve the conditions of your offer, but it will not be counted towards the requirements of any conditional offer. London School of Economics It is getting increasing respect and acknowledgement from universities Where a department typically makes offers which include a fourth subject at AS level, the Extended Project will normally be considered in lieu of this requirement. University of Warwick It carries UCAS points A* = 70 points A = 60 points B = 50 points C = 40 points D = 30 points E = 20 points How is the EPQ organised? You will need to begin your research over the summer You will be allocated a supervisor You will have taught sessions of basic skills in the autumn and summer term Throughout the autumn term you will need to research you topic, meet regularly with your supervisor and begin writing You will need to complete you project by half term in the spring term You will need to make a presentation What does the EPQ include? You must Either: create an artefact e.g. A book, object, computer programme etc which must be accompanied by a written report of 1500 – 2000 words in which you explain the planning. decision making process and development of your plan to the creation of the artefact Or Write a 5000 word dissertation analysing a topic of your choice. How will I be assessed? Your supervisor will award you with marks at the end of the EPQ based on your abilities to: Manage (AO1) 10 marks Use resources (AO 2) 10 marks Develop and realise (AO3) 20 marks Review (AO4) 10 marks What do I do next? Add you name to the list at the front Before September e-mail a proposed topic to [email protected] and complete some research that you can present to demonstrate that the topic is viable (people will not be signed up without this) Taught sessions will commence in September If you sign up you must complete the course or you will be charged for the entry fees for the qualification (£45) You may see me before the end of term to discuss possible topics Alternatively you may e-mail me ether before or during the summer.