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The final assessment opportunity (first time entries) for this qualification (H856) will be January 2018. A resit opportunity will be available in summer 2018.
Our EPQ provision is changing. We have refreshed the EPQ specification (H857) for first teaching in September 2017 and for first assessment in June 2018.
Our Extended Project qualification (EPQ) can provide your students with the skills that universities look for, to help them stand out from the crowd. It’s straightforward for students to take our inspiring EPQ. They can enjoy the freedom of working in their own way as they undertake a project based on a subject they are taking or an area of personal interest.
Our Foundation Project, Higher Project and Extended Project qualifications are all eligible for funding in Wales.
If you need specialist advice, guidance or support, get in touch by:
Inspiring and motivating all students with OCR’s Extended Project qualification.
A guide to evaluation and critical thinking.
A guide to planning to help teachers and students when starting the Extended Project Level 3.
A guide to presenting evidence, linking to the criteria in assessment objective 3.
A guide to researching and referencing, linking to the criteria in assessment objective 2.
A teachers' guide to science-based EPQ projects.
An example of a portfolio scoring 55 marks out of 60, focused on the production of a recipe book.
An example of a dissertation-based project on antibiotic resistance, scoring 56 marks out of 60.
An example of a dissertation-based project arguing for a strong manufacturing base in the UK, scoring 55 marks out of 60.
An example of a creative portfolio involving the production of a computer animation, scoring 60 marks out of 60.
Written by senior museum and university staff, this guide contains suggested activities, case studies and information about getting the most from a museum visit.