From architecture to addiction, comic strips to criminology and gaming to gothic stories – with an EPQ, you choose what you study!
At Lydiard Park Academy we offer all year 12 students the opportunity to complete an EPQ. This is a stand-alone qualification which is equivalent to 50 % of an A level (more UCAS points than an AS level). The qualification is highly regarded by universities as it involves many of the skills students require at degree level: independent enquiry, research methods, referencing and presentation skills to name but a few. The EPQ is unique in that students have the freedom to choose a topic of their choice and write their own title – it could be an extension of a curricular topic or something that isn’t covered by the curriculum at all. The final product may be a written report or students may choose to produce an artefact instead. At LPA, sixth formers start the EPQ in the spring of year 12 and complete the qualification by Christmas of year 13. The lessons take place during PHSE, students are paired with a member of staff who works with them one-to-one as their supervisor and we run research trips to the University of Bath and the University of Southampton.
For further information, please contact Mrs Barrett – BarrettR@lydiardparkacademy.org.uk
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