Over the past two weeks, 15 of our Sixth Form students have successfully completed presentations as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). An EPQ is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to half a full A-Level, awarded to students who complete a particular type of research project, about a subject they are really interested in. It gives students a chance to show they can manage independent research and project management, which looks impressive to universities and employers.
This year students have completed their projects on a range of interesting topics including: “Is solitary confinement conventional to today’s ethical and psychological standards of imprisonment?” “Would Birmingham, being a capital city, relieve London?” “The future of high-rise structures which included a 5ft model of the Burj Khalifa.”
The presentation is an assessed part of the EPQ and is an excellent opportunity for students to not only practise their presentation skills, but also demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have gained throughout their course such as: researching, referencing and developing and applying problem-solving skills. Mrs Cornwall, EPQ co-ordinator, was especially impressed by the high quality and standards of this year’s presentations. Well done to all students who took part.