Extended Project Qualification Online

Course Description

The Extended Project is one of the most exciting parts of the final years of the Sixth Form years and certainly very rewarding. EPQ is an A-level standalone qualification designed to extend and develop students’ abilities beyond the A-level scope through reflection, problem solving, independent learning etc. It prepares students for a university or future career. The EPQ allows students to lead their own projects. Students get to plan and carry out research on a topic they’ve chosen and isn’t covered by their qualification. Students can take inspiration from a topic covered in class, personal research in a field of interest, conference they have attended in the past etc. The course is taught across three terms from Spring or Winter with moderation happening in January and June.

This Course at a Glance

  • Official A-level subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 3 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • 28 UCAS tariff points
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide


This qualification is assessed by the tutor-assessor with external moderation.

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Extended Project

UnitOptional units (one must be selected)GLHLevel
1Optional units (one must be selected)1203
3Investigation/Field Study1203

Structure of the qualification

The qualification consists of four units, one of which should be selected. All are equally weighted. All units are internally assessed. Learners must not select more than one unit.

Course Duration

A-level EPQ is a nine month program.

Course Outcome 

Upon completion of the A-level in EPQ, students will achieve an Edexcel qualification ( providing that all exams have been completed and passed). The final certificate will allow students to apply to their chosen university. This qualification supports progression into training or employment by developing skills in key areas such as planning, research, project management and self-reflection.

Entry requirements

  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components.  


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 5 hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 2 hours of live lessons per subjects.

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students.

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level, Psychology, History, Business, Turkish Language, Russian Language, Geography, EPQ.

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