The titles and brains behind the brilliant Extended Project Qualifications

Posted on April 21, 2021


During the recent lockdowns, here at The Maynard we gained an enviable reputation as having some of the best remote learning opportunities of any school in the county and beyond. By example, and with the demise of all public examinations last summer, we took the unprecedented step of offering our entire GCSE year group the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during the summer term, whilst also making an early start on their A-level learning.

Traditionally, we always offer this in the Lower 6 (Year 12) and this year group were also hard at work on their own EPQ titles over the summer, and have been reaping the rewards of their efforts this year when making their UCAS applications, with many universities offering lower grades to those who have successfully completed their projects.

In the circumstances, we have had more girls than ever seizing the chance to add this highly regarded qualification to their educational CVs, covering a huge and very diverse range of topics. To find out more, please go to: