Exam Board: AQA

What is the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

EPQ is an A-level standard standalone qualification designed to extend and develop your students' abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career.

How it works

The EPQ allows students to lead their own projects. Students get to plan and carry out research on a topic that they've chosen and isn't covered by their other qualifications. They can take inspiration from something touched on in class or something personal and unrelated to their studies. They then use this research to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production.


By taking responsibility for the choice, design and decision making of an individual project (or an individual role in a group project) students:

Undertaking an EPQ can also deliver other benefits for students and schools, such as:


Students need to produce a production log, verified by the supervisor, a written report, supplementary evidence and a presentation.


Any student attending Meden College can study this course.