Extended Project Qualification - Bangkok Prep

Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – one element of the AQA Baccalaureate

WHAT IS THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)?

Universities and employers highly value a student’s ability to research and analyse material independently, skills central to the EPQ. Universities support and value the EPQ as evidence of a student’s ability to use a range of skills that are vital for successful study in higher education – including development of independent learning, self-management and research ability. Top universities around the world have been known to prefer students that have completed the EPQ and can potentially lower entry requirements based on EPQ performance.

HERE AT BANGKOK PREP

  • In August 2016 EPQ was introduced to Bangkok Prep
  • Students will have two periods over their two week timetable with an EPQ supervisor to complete their EPQ.
  • Students will have one period over their two week timetable with the EPQ Centre Coordinator (Charles Clark) to learn the necessary skills required for their EPQ. 

HOW IS THE EPQ ASSESSED?

  • Students are assessed on their ability to manage, develop and realise their projects. The EPQ is graded on an A* – E scale and is equivalent to half an A-Level.

WHAT DOES EPQ INVOLVE?

The first step is for our students to choose a topic and decide what the finished product will be. We encourage creativity and curiosity, so the project topic may be directly related to or completely independent of their main study programme, and the finished product may take the form of a:

  • Written report – 5,000 words
  • Performance
  • Piece of art
  • Community project
  • Computer software.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS NEED TO DO:

  • Choose an area of interest and draft their project title and aims.
  • Plan, research and carry out their project.
  • Keep a production log of all stages of the project production, reviewing and evaluating their progress.
  • Complete the project product.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation.

DURING THE EPQ, THEY WILL LEARN TO:

  • Manage – identify, design, plan, and complete a project, applying organisational skills and strategies to meet their stated objectives
  • Use resources/research – obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply it relevantly, and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of their topic
  • Develop and realise – use a range of skills, including using new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve their aims
  • Review – evaluate the outcome, including their learning and performance

 

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EPQ, PLEASE EMAIL:

HEAD OF EPQ AND HPQ, CHARLES CLARK: CCLARK@BKKPREP.AC.TH

HEAD OF SIXTH FORM, NEIL GROVES: NGROVES@BKKPREP.AC.TH 

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