EPQ

Level 3 EPQ – Extended Project Qualification: Projects are student-driven qualifications, giving them the freedom and responsibility to select topics and projects they are interested in.
When completing a project qualification, students follow a clearly structured process: they plan, research their topic and create a product. The product of their project can be in one of three formats:
a research-based written report
a production* (eg charity event, fashion show, sports event etc)
an artefact* (eg a piece of art, a computer game, a realised design).
*supported by a written report.
This work is all recorded in their Production Log and, finally, students deliver a presentation.
During the process, they develop as independent, reflective learners and acquire knowledge and transferable skills that are invaluable for further study and the workplace.

Students are assessed on the product of their project and on the process itself.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Develop research skills including the ability to search for and identify suitable sources of information in the chosen subject area; AND develop any skills or techniques that will be required for the safe and effective execution of the project which are not part of the students course of study.
Key Activities / Homework Learners to complete projects as per their own plan.
Assessments NA – Initial meetings with supervisor.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/EPQ-7993/teaching-and-learning-resources
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Develop and improve ICT skills that will enhance the production of the report and / or development of the project AND project management skills including time, resource and task management.
Key Activities / Homework Learners to complete projects as per their own plan.
Assessments NA – Mid project review meetings with supervisor.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/EPQ-7993/teaching-and-learning-resources
Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Develop and enhance Presentation skills AND understand the format and structure of accepted academic forms of research report AND understand and apply referencing, the evaluation of sources and the prevention of plagiarism
Key Activities / Homework Learners to complete projects as per their own plan, AND Presentation of process.
Assessments Assessment of final project.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/EPQ-7993/teaching-and-learning-resources