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Extended Project Qualification Information Evening
Tue 28 June 2016, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
As part of our continuing aim to provide a range of outstanding and exciting courses that offer our students the opportunity to become independent learners, Aston University Engineering Academy will be offering a new qualification from September 2016/17 the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) that is worth up to 70 UCAS points (the equivalent of an AS) which is unique and student-centred.
The Extended Project Qualification is a fantastic opportunity to produce a piece of work on a topic of the students’ choice. The student will identify the topic, the title and what format, examples include a dissertation, short movie, sculpture, a website or a product.
Stand out from the crowd - Whether applying for university, a job or an apprenticeship, achieving the EPQ allows students to demonstrate, what makes them unique. Completing EPQ at a UTC also brings additional advantages by allowing highly technical EPQ projects. As well as the added benefit for all students of making them stand out from other applicants, for BTEC Engineering and Maths students completion of EPQ can lead to the prestigious Technical Baccalaureate
Students will be supported by AUEA’s EPQ team of highly experienced staff, led by myself. Although we will support each student throughout the course a vast majority of the qualification is completed independently. Students will develop their project based skills as well as developing key skills in high level research and enquiry. Skills which will prove vital when undertaking a University degree, a Higher Apprenticeship or employment.
University evidence demonstrates that students who undertake the Extended Project Qualification perform statistically higher on Undergraduate degrees than those that have not completed EPQ
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The course will consist of teacher led lessons and tutorials where we will give students specific help and guidance for their chosen project, external workshops including Aston Univeristy and independent learning sessions. Students will be graded on their outcomes throughout the year including their progress log and producing their final piece of work.
An Information Evening is being held on Tuesday 28th June, 6.00pm – 7.00pm at AUEA for both parents and students alike to come and find out more information regarding this opportunity as well as meet the EPQ team.