Developing creativity and independence within Corsham6th to faciliate exceptional performance - our EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)

We have timetabled and taught EPQ lessons, should you decide that you would like to complete an EPQ. It is by no means compulsory to do so. We do however find that the majority of our students do choose to do so, last year 64 students decided to complete an EPQ, 11 of these students achieved an A*. 

Why do so many students choose to complete an EPQ? Not because their university offer necessarily demands it, but because they are interested in researching, designing or creating something beyond their A level studies. They usually choose something that fascinates or challenges them. It is for this reason that completing an EPQ often results not only in a convincing university application, but also produces an A level student equipped with the necessary skills for undergraduate study or the independence needed for the work.

In recent years, students have completed EPQs on the following topics:

  • Mindfulness
  • Renewable energy and its affects on marine diversity
  • How effective is blood spatter analysis in determining events at a crime scene?
  • How can we encourage junior Kayak paddlers to continue?
  • Can we apply game theory to climate change?
  • Is personality a self-fulfilling prophecy?
  • How has formula 1 safety changed since the 1970s?
  • Does discrimination in sport affect women's performance?
  • How has the political environment affected fashion in the 20th century?
  • How have political cartoons developed through time?
  • Feminism & the visual arts
  • Is a change needed to the English voting system?


In recent years, students have designed, created and produced the following:

  • The family bathroom
  • A wooden glider to investigate the physics behind it
  • An exhibition about women's resistance movements
  • A car
  • A website comparing different legal systems
  • Make-up and costume for the school show
  • Choreographed the school show
  • Written the school show
  • An EP