The EPQ is a Level 3, research-driven course that high achieving students take alongside their main areas of study. It is a one year course that is usually taken spanning the first and second year of study.
Top universities are really keen to see students achieve the qualification, which is awarded at A level standard, between grades A* to E, as it demonstrates commitment and development of crucial academic skills.
Students must complete 120 hours of work over the duration of the qualification and can choose any topic they are passionate about. Many opt to write a 5,000-word essay, however, some choose to create an artefact and write a shorter essay alongside it.
Each year, two-thirds of students who complete the EPQ achieved a high grade, (A*, A or B). In four of the last six years, our students have achieved 100% – the highest mark in the country. So if you want to stand out from the crowd, and you are passionate about academia, this is the course for you!