AS Level


Qualification Type

AS Level but worth 50% of an A2

Additional Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.


100% coursework via project log, essay/artifact and presentation.

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

This project supports many employment routes as it prepares students for working independently. It teaches students to manage their time, control their resources and bring to life significant work over a long period of time.
Seen by many universities and employers as the best qualification to help prepare students for life after Level 3 study, EPQ equips students with independent study skills to help them excel in the real world.

Course Overview

EPQ runs as a one year course only from September to May. Students begin by choosing a topic to study and planning their work. They complete research over a 6 month period and document the process from start to finish. On completion they either choose to submit a 5,000 word essay or a product or artifact such as a piece of art work, series of musical compositions or other project.


EPQ is seen as one of the key supporting qualifications to university study, developing independence and research skills. It accompanies any vocational or academic study programme and is a useful tool whatever a student’s pathway.