Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3

Full Time

About the course

The Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) is different to other courses because it enables you to undertake independent research in a topic you find interesting. So, if you have ever had a secret passion to study Himalayan mountain sheep, the philosophy of Sartre, or another topic that is not covered by your A levels, then this is the course for you.

For your EPQ, you will research a subject of your own choosing, which you will then develop into either a 5,000 word report or an artefact. Alongside your research, you will document your progress in a production log, and you will communicate your findings in a presentation at the end of the course. Throughout the process, you will be supported by your supervisor thought your weekly lessons.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, with grade 5s required in English Language, English Literature and Maths. Taken with three A Levels.

Where next?

The EPQ is worth 50% of an A level.

Many universities welcome the EPQ for its evidence of your ability to undertake extensive independent work and so some universities may give you a reduced university offer if you complete the EPQ.

Work experience and employability

activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

Please bring your own stationery with you.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: francesco.mazzotta@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk