Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Our Extended Project qualification supports Y13 students with the transition to higher education or into the world of work. An additional qualification which attracts UCAS points and an excellent opportunity for students to impress potential employers and University providers with an extended piece of writing.

Studying the EPQ qualification provides students with the opportunity to develop critical, reflective, problem-solving and independent learning skills through the planning, research and evaluation of a self-selected project.

The Extended Project qualification carries up to 28 UCAS points, depending on the grade awarded.

Universities and employers recognise the Extended Project qualification as a valuable part of a student’s profile on their UCAS, Job or Apprenticeship application. Students can use their Extended Project to show a keen interest in an area of study at an interview.


“We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will help you develop independent study and research skills and ease the transition to higher education.”
University of Cambridge


Who can I contact for more information?

Mrs Taylor: etaylor@ripleyacademy.org