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EPQ Level 3
EPQ in Creative Writing
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows you to fully develop the skills and experiences that are useful for progression to university and it offers the chance to go beyond the boundaries of A level subjects. It means that you can pursue a particular area of academic interest in depth, usually in a topic related to your higher education direction. The qualification carries the same points as an AS level in the UCAS tariff but also extends this to an A* grade like A2. What does it involve? Choose an area of interest Draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval Plan, research and carry out the project Deliver a presentation to a specified audience Provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment. How is the course assessed? Evidence for assessment can be provided in any form appropriate to the type of project chosen including an artefact, model, performance, event, book etc. Most students are likely to produce a piece of written work which will be around 5000 words. Students will also complete a production log documenting the process with a consideration of their own strengths and weaknesses. What are the entry requirements? More than anything else, this qualification requires a high level of personal initiative, responsibility and motivation. To be successful you must have sound academic and organisation skills. Why do the EPQ? The EPQ provides you with an academic understanding beyond the syllabus within the classroom; this can then be used to inform personal statements and university interview answers to demonstrate subject interest and enthusiasm.
This course will be delivered by Mr Burnett, a published author. The course involves reading and appreciating existing texts and then using them as a stimulus to create original work. Due to the nature of the course a well- motivated attitude to independent learning is essential. A variety of teaching and learning methods, such as writing workshops, group readings, self and peer assessment will be employed. We will invite in guest speakers to discuss the process of writing and publishing, and make extensive use of author talks. Nearby Lumb Bank at Hebden Bridge is the location of the Arvon Writing Foundation and important links will be forged in order to maximise interaction between visiting writers and students on this course and also to generate the opportunity to meet and speak about their craft.. Students will be given the opportunity of one-to-one support in respect of all coursework activities. Lunch-time opportunities will also be available for students to develop their creative and analytical skills further.
Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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