The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an A-level standard standalone qualification designed to extend and develop students’ abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and help prepare for university or their future career.

  • it can be taken as an extension of other Level 3 qualifications or vocational qualifications
  • it’s worth half an A-level (28 UCAS points)
  • it’s recognised by universities and employers
  • many universities make lower A-level offers to students undertaking an EPQ.

The EPQ allows students to lead their own projects. Students get to plan and carry out research on a topic that they’ve chosen and isn’t covered by their other qualifications. An EPQ helps Y12/13 students develop and demonstrate their independent research and time management skills and provides opportunities for extended writing.

Technology & innovation are critical to our modern world and Electronics play a pivotal role; in developing healthcare, finding solutions to the climate crisis, improving communication, strengthening security and much more. With this in mind, the UKESF has developed an EPQ to give students the opportunity to explore the world of Electronics.

There is a guide available for teachers and year 12/13 students which gives more information about completing an EPQ in Electronics.