Why choose an EPQ?
An EPQ is your opportunity to develop, extend and stretch yourself. To choose an area you are really interested in and spend time exploring that. As well as being an extra qualification that will provide evidence of your commitment to a subject or topic and your ability to work independently, it is an amazing opportunity to take yourself on a journey of inquiry. This is one of the few opportunities you have at school to spend time exploring your interests in depth and to follow them where they lead.
At the very least you will learn valuable inquiry skills that will help you at university and beyond.
At best, an EPQ can be a revealing journey of self-discovery that may be the start of a life-long inquiry journey, and the beginning of a deeper relationship with a particular subject or topic.
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Your EPQ will be assessed on three areas:
Most students produce an EPQ on their own. It is permitted to work in a group (e.g. to produce a group performance) but every student must produce a separate Production Log and research report, and make their individual role in the group clear.
This guide is designed to support you throughout your EPQ process. You don't need to read the whole guide in one go.
You will be supported throughout your EPQ process by:
The presentation above contains slides from the AQA presentation Teaching slides: how to complete the production log (available from the AQA EPQ Teaching and Learning Resources website). These slides are Copyright © 2020 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.
A downloadable copy of the Production Log can be found here, on the Home tab of this guide.
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