The majority of our students study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is an invaluable part of the Salesian students’ study programme and is delivered as part of our Religious Education curriculum in Years 12 and 13. In 2019, the students prepared and presented a range of ethical queries, ranging from the moral justification for footballers’ salaries to the economic case for the 10p plastic bag levy. Not only did this enhance students’ independent study skills, but they also gained vital analysis and evaluation capabilities.
Each student presented their research findings to their peers and facilitated a discussion on their research topic, fine-tuning their presentation skills in the process. In addition to its intrinsic worth, the Extended Project Qualification attracts UCAS points and in this respect is worth more than one AS Level, making it a valuable qualification for students. For further information about the EPQ please see the course booklet.
We were delighted that 66% of our students achieved A* to A and 98% A* to C in this qualification in 2019. For further details regarding the qualification itself, please click here.