Enrichment & EPQ

In addition to their A Level subjects, pupils are encouraged to study one of our enrichment options.

We have spent time talking to pupils to create an enrichment programme which we believe will be both enjoyable to study and valuable in terms of the skills acquired.  The enrichment qualifications are designed to be well-received by higher education institutions and future employers.

Enrichment Options

UCAS Points

Extended Project Qualification 28
Sports Leadership (Level 3) 16
Bronze Arts Award (Level 1)  –

Full details on the Enrichment Options on offer at Dunottar can be found in the booklet below:

Through our Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) pupils have the opportunity to really engage with an idea that they are passionate about which may extend on from one of their chosen A Level subjects or may simply be something completely different that has sparked their interest.

The EPQ allows pupils to carry out an independent research project alongside support from a supervisor and a taught programme of skills to help them achieve the successful completion of their project.

The project can either be in the form of a written report or the production of an artefact (with an accompanying report). Pupils are also required to complete a Production Log and deliver a presentation to an invited audience.

Benefits of completing an EPQ

  • Helps pupils learn how to project manage and take more responsibility for their learning
  • Develops study skills
  • Helps prepare for future study at university or for the workplace
  • Adds value to their University application
  • Allows the development of an interest beyond their A Level studies
  • Develops their critical thinking skills
  • Opportunity to develop their presenting skills

The qualification has the added benefit of strong Higher Education support and can earn pupils up to 28 UCAS points.

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