AS Level Extended Project (EPQ) for second year students only


You will attend one or two lessons a week involving some taught aspects as well as independent work on your chosen project with on-going one to one support from your tutor. You will choose from four possible options: writing a dissertation, conducting a scientific field study, producing a dramatic performance or creating an artefact.
Your choice of topic is up to you but you will need to ensure that there is some ethical element to your project, involving different lines of argument that you can explore in the main discussion.

Course Content - What will I learn?

This course enables you to develop some key, transferable skills, such as research and academic writing. It also helps improve your organisational skills and your ability to work independently, as well as your knowledge of different ethical schools of thought and how to argue your points objectively and effectively.


Am I right for the course?

If you are an independent learner with good organisational and research skills, you are right for this course.

This course is for Level 3 second year students only, so you will need to have successfully completed the first year of either A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC.

You will be assessed on the quality of your work / chosen project. There is no exam for this course.

You will be taught by a specialist A Level teacher who will give you one to one support and guidance throughout the course.

What Next?

Most students link their EPQ to what they want to go on to study at university or do as a career.

A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

‘Oaklands has been very different from school, it has set me up for college, the tutors have been excellent, the environment brilliant and I have walked away today with an A*, 98% overall and got into my first choice university to study Physics.’George Milleret, Intensive Maths A Level

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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