The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a course available to students in their second year (upper sixth) at Huish.
At the end of the course, you will come out with a level 3 qualification - equivalent to an AS (carrying the same number of UCAS tariff points).
The EPQ supports your personal aspirations for higher education and career development. It gives you the opportunity to study a topic of your choice in-depth. You will improve yourself as a critcal, reflective and independent learner, developing skills creatively, demonstrating initiative, decision making and enterprise.
The EPQ may take the form of:
A research based 5,000 word written report.
A production and written report (e.g. charity event, music or dance performance or sports coaching etc)
An artefact and written report (e.g. piece of art, a computer game or realised design).
Like many of our students, you may wish to develop a topic you want to study at university. The skills learnt such as time management and the ability to work independently are valued by both universities and employers.