The EPQ at King's
The Extended Project Qualification offered with A-Level demands, with the relative value of an AS qualification. The A* grade is available! It is delivered in the place of Research Studies in Year 13.
We follow the AQA EPQ Qualification, the two main documents that we use in the delivery of the EPQ are downloadable below. You will need a copy of the Candidate Record Form (which we commonly refer to as the Log) saved with your name on it.
Work to do 2023-2024 Students:
The starting point over your summer holidays is to complete the online course provided by The University of Southampton:
You will then need to begin to assemble your research on your chosen area of study. Over the summer holidays you should seek as many research sources as you can, and make notes on those, to develop your understanding of your research project. It's probably a good idea to get at least 7 to 10 sources together over the Summer period, read them, make some notes and see if you can compare and contrast their information.
If you wanted an additional course to look at there is also this one from Bath University:
Deadline Dates 2023-24 (subject to be updated)
|Record of Initial Ideas (p.5 log)||End of Summer Term|
|Candidate Proposal (p.6 log)||15 September 2023|
|Supervisor Comments (p.8 log)||22 September 2023|
|Centre Co-ordinator Comments||29 September 2023|
|Planning Review (p.10 log)||20 October 2023|
|Mid-Project Review (p.11 log)||30 November 2023|
|Written Report hand in (your project)||22 March 2024 by 16:00|
|Presentation Session||26 March 16:00 onwards|
|Final Hand-In||28 March by 12:00|
Items available to Download
Useful EPQ Resources
The Academic Writing Process (Newcastle University)
The Power of The Paragraph (Brunel University) - You will need to create an account to watch this