EPQ Level 3 is an additional qualification that you can opt to take if you have a genuine passion for a subject area and would enjoy the opportunity of researching it to undergraduate level standard and experiencing university style supervisions. All our students who have completed EPQ have said they would strongly recommend it to you as it has helped them to secure offers from prestigious universities whilst simultaneously allowing them to indulge in research in their chosen field.
Universities look very favourably on EPQ as they know it develops the higher level skills they are looking for. Carmel students have had offers for medicine, veterinary science, aerospace engineering and pharmacy as well as offers from Oxford and
Cambridge Universities. We feel that the EPQ really gave them a distinct advantage in their Personal Statements and at interview. The EPQ also attracts UCAS points.
The Extended Project has been interesting as it allows far more freedom than any of my other subjects. It is focused on independent learning, meaning you have to take responsibility for your own project and organise your own research It has been challenging but rewarding and it has been beneficial for me to study. It is also very useful when applying to university as you can write about your project on your Personal Statement