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Six Year 13 students received their EPQ results, excelling themselves with four gaining A* and two A grades. They deserve every congratulation for achieving so highly in what is a very challenging academic endeavour.
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is offered to Sixth Form students who achieve a minimum of four A* grades at GCSE. It is the opportunity for students to select a particular field of interest and then co…nduct independent research culminating in a 5000 word dissertation.
The topics the students decide upon are eclectic and, through doing it, they gain a thorough understanding of not just the topic but of the skills required in writing a dissertation on a subject which they have researched themselves. They also have to give a presentation to an audience, who are, in turn, able to question them on their findings and ideas. This year, the titles were as diverse as “How will the Universe end?”, “Should the West fear Russia under Putin?”, “Was Iraq better or worse after the war?”