The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gives students the freedom to pursue their intellectual and creative passions beyond the curriculum. It offers an exciting opportunity to study a subject in great depth and develop independent study and research skills. Dedicated EPQ supervisors guide students through each stage of writing a high-quality academic paper.

EPQs take many forms, from academic essays, scientific investigations, and musical performances, to art portfolios and engineering commissions. Through researching, developing and evaluating a project, our EPQ students acquire skills that enable them to flourish at university and beyond. They gain insight into degree-level study and become confident, independent learners.

EPQs are widely valued by universities and employers alike. An EPQ is equivalent to half an A Level (graded A* to E) and up to 28 UCAS points. In the last few years, our students have explored the following questions:

  • How has Brexit shaped our national identity?
  • To what extent has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted global health policy?
  • How much did the Chernobyl disaster contribute to the collapse of the Soviet Union?
  • The impact of socio-economic status on newborn brain development, observed using MRI scans
  • To what extent does physical activity enhance human memory and reduce the risk of developing Dementia?

The EPQ supervisors are experienced mentors and qualified teachers. We match students with teachers who have a detailed understanding and expertise in the chosen field of study. Our EPQ students achieve outstanding results: over two thirds are awarded grades A or A* each year.

"From choosing a hypothesis, to project scheduling, researching and essay writing, Kate has been a beacon of clarity and guided my daughter on every step of the way. We’ve really appreciated her flexibility and organisation. She has set my daughter specific tasks to complete each lesson and the project has gathered momentum over the Summer holidays. My daughter can now return to school feeling prepared that she is on track and has an excellent first draft to submit."

Mother of a Year 12 student

"Knowledgeable, prepared and an excellent teacher. I would recommend Michael without reservation."

Parent of an A Level student

Interested in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)?

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69 Lombard Wharf
12 Lombard Road
London SW11 3FU

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