Should I do an EPQ?

EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification. It’s a popular extra option that many students at colleges opt to take part in and it’s equivalent to half an A Level (which is different to an AS Level F.Y.I). It consists of either a report style dissertation (roughly 5000 words long) or a practical project (like making a sculpture or song) that has to be accompanied with a shorter report. You have to do some serious research and evaluating along with a final presentation, however it can be a great addition to your CV.

Now that we’ve established what an EPQ actually is, read on to see if it’s for you and discover some useful tips…

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College Advice for First Years

For any former year 11s who are starting college this year, you have a valid reason to feel a bit nervous. Moving from GCSEs to A Levels is a big jump, but it doesn’t have to be as scary as everyone is making it out to be.

I can only speak from my experience – I went from an average state school to my local sixth form college like most. I’ve learnt LOADS during my first year at college, so in this blog post I’m going to attempt to pass over some of my ‘knowledge’.

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