Please note that our support with EPQ is limited to helping your child in thinking about and selecting the focus for their EPQ, and in developing an effective plan to complete it. They can ensure your child thinks broadly about the subject they are focusing on, considering all angles and approaches carefully. Tutors will follow guidelines set out by the exam boards and therefore will be unable to directly review, edit or provide written feedback on the EPQ.
Anna is a Cambridge graduate who has tutored since 2017. She has experience in the classroom, at university level, and has helped students with SEN. Anna aims to create a learning environment that enables each pupil to flourish.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles. Madeleine has taught over 2,100 hours through Keystone.
Verity is passionate about Art History and has a fantastic knack to inspire others about the subject. She has wealth of both academic and tutoring experience.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
Cheryl is a qualified Science teacher who has experience in both the classroom and a 1:1 setting. Cheryl teaches Physics up to GCSE and Chemistry all the way up to A Level. She enjoys helping students breakdown difficult concepts by using real life examples in her lessons.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 3,000 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Rachel is a qualified History and Politics teacher who has a wealth of experience both in the classroom and a 1:1 setting. She has a positive attitude and uses a range of learning techniques to support her students.
"Andrew was an absolute godsend when my daughter was working on her EPQ. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to guide her through restructuring the essay. He was very organised and was completely up to speed with the work she had done before the session. My daughter wrote all the dissertation herself, however, his input on where the essay needed more focus and content was invaluable. He was extremely kind to fit her into his schedule as we contacted Keystone Tutors only days before the dissertation was due. We were delighted and very lucky to find a tutor with such expertise. Thank you so much Andrew."Parent of a Year 12 student
"Jessica has been a fantastic support to my son with both his Personal Statement and EPQ, thank you for putting us in contact with her."Mother of EPQ Student
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An Extended Project Qualification or EPQ is a qualification that can be taken in England and Wales, as part of the National Qualifications framework. It is the equivalent of 50% of an A-Level, and is taken by many students alongside their main A-Level subjects. An EPQ, as the name suggests, is a substantial project, normally resulting in a dissertation, but which can also result in a piece of dramatic, artistic, or musical composition, or other creation. Typically these projects are related in some way to an academic discipline which the student intends to pursue in higher or further education. They always require a great deal of rigour and effort to complete.
EPQs relevant to a particular degree tend to be positively viewed by Universities during their admissions process, because they demonstrate a high degree of motivation, responsibility, and autonomy on the part of the student. They are a great way to broaden out a student's interest in a particular subject area beyond the limits of the curriculum, and to give them a sense of what it would be like to study that subject in a more advanced and independent way.
The tutors we work with can help your child in thinking about and selecting the focus for their EPQ, and in developing an effective plan to complete it. They can ensure your child thinks broadly about the subject they are focusing on, considering all angles and approaches carefully, rather than rushing into the first one which seems promising.