The end of the Spring Term saw the culmination of a great deal of hard work as some of our Year 13 students presented the work they had been doing for their extended project qualification.
The extended project qualification (or EPQ) is equivalent to half an A level and students are able to undertake a project in any area of their choice. It’s a great course to do in preparation for University and it provides something really interesting to talk about in personal statements and at university interviews. Our students also say of the EPQ: “You gain self-fulfilment”, “You get to know about your own strengths and weaknesses as a learner”, “It allows you to raise awareness on a subject you feel passionate about”, “You learn how to reference effectively – an important skill for University”.
The students are assessed through a 5,000 word essay, a production log, outlining their initial ideas, research, skills learnt and evaluation, and at the end of the process they are required to give a presentation about their project to an audience where they are asked questions. This took place on the evening of Thursday 17 March in the Pool Hall.
The students delivered their presentations to their supervisors, senior leadership team and invited parents and other students in a ‘market place’ style presentation evening. Everybody who spoke to the students commented on how interesting their topics were and how well the students delivered their presentations. The students spoke eloquently and with a great deal of confidence and knowledge about their particular area of study, and the range of topics covered was extremely broad.
Well done to Shannon Collins, Rosie Anne Dance, Millie Glazebrook, Ellie Jackson, Tom Oakley, Adam Rowe, Nathan Tamea, Sian Wardle, and Ben Wilkins.
Mrs F Bridgman, EPQ Coordinator