Guide to University + UCAS and EPQ

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UCAS Introduction 

We aim to help you at every step to apply for the course you want to study at University. We will help you to set up your application with UCAS. 

You will have the opportunity to attend University Fairs to meet with different Universities to help with your decision. There are also virtual fairs and open days for you to see what each University is like. 

View the UCAS information pack here: Applying-to-University-through-UCAS-Information.pdf

The UCAS personal statement worksheet is available here: UCAS-Personal-Statement-Worksheet.pdf


EPQ Introduction


Awarding Body AQA (7993) 

The EPQ is specifically designed to aid transition to higher education by stretching and challenging students. 

It will equip you with some important skills needed at third level. Invaluable skills such as research, reflection and independent study habits. It involves 30hrs taught skills and 90hrs independent work. What do I have to do? 

  1. Select a topic / area of interest;
  2. Plan, research and carry out their project;
  3. Provide evidence of all stages of the project;
  4. Write a 5,000 essay or produce an artefact and a 1,000 word essay;
  5. Deliver a presentation to a specified audience.

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