From architecture to addiction, comic strips to criminology and gaming to gothic stories – with an EPQ, you choose what you study!
At The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form 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 is not covered by the curriculum at all. The final product may be a written report or students may choose to produce an artefact instead. At The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form, sixth formers start the EPQ in term 2 of year 12 and complete the qualification by the Easter of year 12. 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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