Extended Project Qualification at Newhaven School

At Newhaven School, we assign each EPQ student with a project supervisor and the Centre Coordinator works with the supervisors.

The seven EPQ taught skills lessons at our school are adopted to the needs of our students and delivered as workshops specifically to support students studying for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), or to some lesser extent students undertaking the HPQ and FPQ.

epq class

What we learn – Key Stage 4 Curriculum: FPQ/HPQ

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 10Making a Start, choosing a topicSmart ReadingResearch methodologies: sourcing, and recording information.Referencing, not PlagiarisingQualitative and Quantitative research.Analysing researched data
Year 11Visualization and Presentation of DataICT skills, including researching onlineEngaging with Visual CultureProof–reading skillsReport-WritingEffective Presentations

What we learn – Key Stage 5 Curriculum: EPQ

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 12Making a Start, choosing a topicSmart ReadingResearch methodologies: sourcing, and recording informationReferencing, Not PlagiarisingQualitative and Quantitative research.Analysing researched data
Year 13Presentation of DataIndependent working, working to deadlinesEngaging with Visual CultureEvaluation skillsReport-Writing
With critical analysis
Formal Presentation
Skills

What students say

It has showed me how to improve my ability to learn things independently and showed me how to collaborate with my EPQ supervisor.

EPQ student Eve Bridle

From this project I have learnt a lot about time management and how to get things done on time. I have learnt how to create a questionnaire, ask the people questions. I have learned about primary and secondary data. I have learned to use figures to make a conclusion. I have learnt that national flags are an important part of someone’s identity.

HPQ student Aaron Onyach

I'm really looking forward to going to Uni and I don't think I would've been able to if it wasn't for the support I was given at Newhaven. Please thank everyone else at Newhaven for me too, especially EPQ supervisor, as they helped me so much to get to where I am now

EPQ student Ellie Smith

What can I do with EPQ?

Feedback is generated at the end of each workshop from students to encourage students to develop as reflective learners, preparing them for the evaluative element of the Extended Project and for further studies at college and university.