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A-Level Extended Project Qualification Revision Notes

Packed with advice on topics such as how to write an EPQ introduction, as well as ideas for an EPQ, these EPQ revision notes are here to support you through every stage of your Extended Project Qualification.


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What is the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)?

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an independent research project undertaken by A-Level students. It allows students to choose a topic of personal interest and conduct in-depth research, culminating in a written report or an artefact, along with a presentation. The EPQ develops essential skills such as research, critical thinking, time management, and presentation, preparing students for higher education and beyond.

How do I choose a suitable topic for my EPQ?

Select a topic that genuinely interests you, as you'll be dedicating a significant amount of time to it. Ensure the topic is relevant to your academic and career goals. Consult with teachers, librarians, or professionals in the field to refine your topic and ensure it's researchable. Consider the availability of resources and your access to them. A well-chosen topic will make the entire EPQ process more engaging and rewarding.

What are good time-management strategies for staying on track during the EPQ process?

Create a detailed project plan with clear milestones and deadlines. Break down the research, writing, and presentation tasks into manageable steps. Regularly review and update your plan to adapt to unexpected challenges. Allocate specific time slots for research, writing, and revision. Seek feedback from your EPQ supervisor at key stages to stay on course.