Quick Answer: Is EPQ An AS Level?

Can I do an EPQ outside of school?

EPQs are usually only taken by pupils enrolled in a school or college.

They are not generally available to external candidates.

The project has to be assessed by a teacher registered with the exam centre, and the exam board checks a sample of projects from that centre..

Can you do an EPQ in year 13?

There’s no set time limit for doing an EPQ, but most students use the summer vacation at the end of Year 12 to do the preliminary research and then complete the project in the early part of Year 13. It is a formal ‘level 3’ qualification that attracts slightly higher UCAS Tariff points than a new AS-Level.

Should I do an EPQ?

You can include it on your UCAS application, and it could help you meet the conditions of a university place offer, as it’s worth extra points. The opportunity to produce a piece of work that’s truly individual, whether it’s a written research report, event or creative artefact.

Can an EPQ be over 5000 words?

The 5000 is a guide. There isn’t any hard and official limit or percent over or under. However, write too much and you risk annoying your supervisor, and write too little and it might not be in-depth enough.

What is a good EPQ score?

EPQ proficiency levels Intermediate (1250-2500 EPQ) Advanced (2500-3750 EPQ) Expert (3750-4250 EPQ)

How many UCAS points is an A * EPQ?

28 UCAS pointsOur popular Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows students to extend their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career. It is worth half an A-level (28 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points.

Does EPQ lower entry requirements?

Taking an EPQ will not compensate for any shortfall against our minimum A-Level requirements. You will normally receive a dual offer if you are taking the EPQ at the same time as your A-Levels. … If successful, we may make you a lower A-Level offer based on your achieved grade in your EPQ.

Is 4 A levels and an EPQ too much?

No point doing 4 A Levels and an EPQ as the entry requirements are purely based on 3 suitable A Levels. As long as you’ve got the right subjects and are doing it in the 2 year time frame you’re fine with doing 3 A Levels. Doing 4 A Levels and an EPQ doesn’t increase your chances!

Can you get an A * in EPQ?

How many UCAS points do you get for an EPQ? An EPQ is equivalent to half an A level, and is worth more than an AS. With an EPQ you are able to achieve an A* grade, unlike with an AS level, so it can be worth more tariff points.

What type of qualification is EPQ?

An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a qualification taken by some students in England and Wales, which is equivalent to 50% of an A level. They are part of level three of the National Qualifications Framework. It is currently graded A*-E.

What is an AS level?

What is an AS-level? This simply refers to the first year of a full A-level. You can study a subject for one year and achieve an AS-level qualification that’s independent from those subjects you carry on with to the full A-level.

How hard is it to get an A * in EPQ?

As of June 2017, 97.7% of people taking EPQs achieve an E grade or better. This sounds good, but there are a few hidden factors that you might not be aware of. For one, only 17.7 % of students achieved an A* for their EPQ. That means only 17.7% of students earned the maximum of 28 UCAS points for all their hard work.