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C6 Beyond the Classroom

At Capital 6 we believe that learning transcends the boundaries of the classroom environment. Although we are proud of our curriculum and the academic success of our students, there is more to Capital 6 life than exams! We believe in the all round development of our students, the realisation of their potential and preparation for life beyond school.

Extended Project Qualification

The EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea, and decide on their finished product. A project topic may be directly related to a student’s study programme, but should look beyond the specification. A finished product may take the form of:

  • A research based written report
  • A production* (e.g. charity event, fashion show or sports event etc)
  • An artefact* (e.g. piece of art, a film or realised design)

The EPQ is increasingly popular with universities, and is definitely an enhancement to a student’s UCAS application and CV.

The EPQ is awarded a grade that is equivalent in size to an ‘AS’ Level and also accrues UCAS points.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is an achievement award for any young person aged 14-24. A programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction, team working and physical challenge (an expedition).

Students at Capital 6 have the opportunity to either begin the programme in Year 12 or to continue with their progress with DofE during their time at Capital 6.