The results for the Extended Project Qualifications were released today and there was much cause for celebration amongst the 20 members of the Upper Sixth who completed the course, with over three quarters of the grades being either A or A*.
The EPQ is a challenging qualification, which requires not only the completion of a 5,000-word essay on a topic of the candidate’s choice, but also a verbal presentation and the production of a research log. Working alongside a personal Supervisor, students guide their own work, making decisions about topics, identifying, analysing and evaluating resources, and synthesising their material to come to their final conclusion on topics which this year ranged from conspiracy theories to the pressures currently being experienced by Britain’s GPs.
Huge congratulations to the girls involved, who have completed this work alongside their A level studies and in addition to their involvement in many other areas of School life. Whilst some will be able to utilise their success in fulfilling their UCAS offers, all of them will benefit hugely from the range of skills that they have developed. Thanks must also go to all of the staff who have supported, challenged and guided the girls along the way.
The success of this outstanding cohort is a huge inspiration both to the 60 Year 9 girls currently involved in the Level 1 and 2 Projects and to the Lower Sixth who are beginning their research journeys as we speak.
Dr Ian Taylor