Our existing Extended Project Qualification (H856) is being withdrawn and replaced with our updated Extended Project Qualification (H857).
The last assessment opportunity for our Extended Project Qualification (H856) is January 2018, with a resit opportunity in June 2018.
Our new EPQ (H857) is available to use from September 2017, with first assessment available in June 2018.
Your students do not have to change a thing. They can continue to choose to undertake a project that excites and inspires them, on a topic of their choice. The freedom and flexibility that you have told us you love in our EPQ remains at the forefront of the qualification. The EPQ is still as easy to administer as before.
We have streamlined our specification, making it simpler for you and your students to follow and we have updated our assessment criteria. You told us that you wanted one set of assessment criteria that could be used for any type of project, assessment criteria that flexible and easy to understand. We tested the assessment criteria in a centre using real candidate work to ensure the changes we were making were valid and supported you. This has been the focus of our updated EPQ (H857).
If you have already marked your candidates’ work for entry in 2017/2018, you do not need to revisit this. If you haven’t got to this stage yet, you can move over to our new qualification immediately. It’s up to you. We will be here to support you with any queries you might have.
If you have any queries about this notice, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 01223 553998.