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The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will develop from one or more of the student's study areas and/or from an area of personal interest outside of their main programme of study. It will based on a topic chosen by the learner and agreed as appropriate by the centre. This allows students to explore issues that they are passionate about in more detail than is normally allowed in class. Some students have chosen to explore tangental to their studies such as: 'Why did the French Revolution start?' or 'In a multiverse can perfection ever be achieved.' Others explore areas of personal interest with a view to future career choices, for example: 'Is the NHS in crisis?' and 'Why are there so few female engineers?' Students may choose, having researched their topic, to either write an essay or create an artefact.
The EPQ helps develop key skills which the most successful universities are asking for. Students complete the EPQ in Year 12 enabling them to include details of it in their UCAS personal statement highlighting their initiative, organisation and enthusiasm for their subject.