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EPQ Success

We were delighted that, as part of our diverse Enrichment Offer in Sixth Form, 13 of our terrific Year 12 students successfully completed an E.P.Q. (Extended Project Qualification) last year and were presented with their certificates today.

The E.P.Q. is designed to encourage students to develop skills relevant to Higher Education as well as the workplace. Working largely independently but also with support from a supervisor, the students had a remit to research an area of personal interest – which might be connected to their studies but which also might be on a topic completely different to what they ordinarily explore in class. Students then wrote a 5000 word essay, delivered a presentation on research findings but also reflections on the learning process which are recorded in their Production Logs – a log which charts the overall process and experience.

Topics included:

  • The impact of the 2006 tsunami on the tourist industry of Phuket
  • The impact of government policy in mitigating the health risks of London Underground travel
  • How far psychopathy in serial killers is a result of nature or nurture
  • The extent to which gender impacts autism diagnosis rates

We were so pleased that all students passed at the top grades – with 6 of the students securing the very top grades of A*-A.

Irrespective of results, it was a terrific experience to be a part of as either a student or as staff.

Well done all!