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  • Welcome to EPQ on Moodle!

    The Moodle course for the 

    Extended Project Qualification 

    for Year 12 Enhancement.

    Centre Coordinator - Mr Harbron

    If you wish to speak to Mr Harbron about your EPQ, please email him to arrange an appointment. EPQ appointments are held during registration time in LB10 and students will not be seen without an appointment.

    If it is urgent, Mr Harbron's office is the Languages Office next door to LB10


    Welcome to all the Year 11 students who have opted to do an EPQ.

    Doing the EPQ is an opportunity for you to develop the independent learning skills which will support you in your A-levels and in any further studies you choose to undertake. 

    Getting started

    At this stage, you should consider which topics may be of most interest to you. These can be aligned to your study plans, future career plans or personal interests. Topics must be unbiased and allow for investigation. This means that you need to produce a balanced report, which answers a question by bringing together information from different sources. Please read the EPQ - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document below.

    Choosing a topic

    The aim is to choose a topic of investigation. You will not be allowed to investigate something which is a unit of one your A-level courses, so investigating more than one topic is probably wise. to help you identify topics, please complete the Identify a topic document and save this, as it can be used as EPQ project evidence.

    Carrying out research

    Varied and relevant research is the key to a successful EPQ. Once you have identified some topics, start to read around the topic, and consider whether primary research could be useful.

    Each time you read something about your EPQ topic, whether it will be used or not, record it in a sources log/research log. The easiest way to do this is to make a table which includes the following information:

    • Title (full title)
    • Author (there may be more than one, or this may be unknown)
    • Date of publication (if known) or Date accessed (if no publication date)
    • Publisher (name of the organisation or publishing house)
    • Web address (if relevant)
    • Relevant sections/information (this will save you reading the entire thing again)
    • Usefulness (How will this be used in your project)
    • Validity (Is the source/author/organisation/date valid, unbiased fact checked?)

    Organising your project

    to find out more about the EPQ, please check out the free Future Learn MOOC course, as a way to start thinking about the type of project you may be interested in pursuing and how to manage it.

    You can also develop your understanding of study skills by looking at how to carry out research, analyse sources of information and avoid plagiarism by checking out some of the activities provided by Newcastle University:                                  

    If you have not opted for EPQ in Year 12, you won't be able to complete one at QEHS.

  • General information and news

  • Newcastle University Library Access

    Visiting the University Library

    Students at QEHS have access to Newcastle University Library.

    If you wish to visit the university library, you need an application form which must be countersigned by your supervisor. You can download the form here.
    Simply take your completed form and student lanyard to the university library to gain access.
    Online Library Access

    Go to the catalogue website:

    Enter a search and choose 'everything', then click the magnifying glass search icon.