Today saw the culmination of a great deal of hard work for 5 Year 13 students. They have been tirelessly working on their EPQ – Extended Project Qualification. This is the equivalent of half an A level in terms of UCAS points. Universities increasingly favour the EPQ and make reduced offers when students complete the EPQ. It is recognised as a qualification which combines individual research skills with literacy, referencing and presentational skills. It gives students an insight in to what research would be like at university. It is not for the faint hearted! A 5,000 word write up is required as well as presenting the project to an audience.
This year the cohort involved the following:
Precious Gestopa – researching antibiotics
Ryan McDermott – researching closed cockpit in Formula 1
Chloe Harrop – Who was to blame for the Raza Plaza Collapse?
Naeem Ahmed – The differences between medical care in an LEDC, like Bangladesh, compared to the UK – an example of an MEDC
Raymond Effah – Researching into the awareness of depression in adolescents.
Both the Supervisor and the Co-ordinator were blown away by the high quality witnessed today.