The Extend Project Qualification – Progressing Nicely
EPQ

The Extend Project Qualification – Progressing Nicely


Matthew O'Kelly
Matthew O'Kelly
The Extend Project Qualification –...

This week has seen our Year 12 students continuing to work on their Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ’s). Each week the Year 12’s meet with their course supervisor for a timetabled lesson to check progress and cover those all important skills in creating an independent project. Now students have had their projects ‘green lit’ they are busy researching, evaluating and logging their findings. The project is a 5000 word essay with a project log and presentation and is submitted at the end of Year 12.

The EPQ is an additional qualification that all our Sixth Form (Year 12) students complete as part of their studies at Post 16. It is something we are incredibly proud to offer our students. The exciting aspect of any EPQ is that it can be based on absolutely any topic and any title, as it is actually the students themselves who decide upon the direction of their projects. The students work hard in the early months of Year 12 learning and developing independent study skills and begin the all important research into areas of interest. These areas of interest then blossom into fully fledged projects in the months after Christmas and with the support of their supervisor the project writing can begin. In the past we have welcomed projects ranging from child mental health to 3D animation and, it seems, all possibles inbetween. One particularly memorable project was on a modern interpretation of Dungeons and Dragons.
I am pleased to say that the students made outstanding efforts so far this year and they really have used their time wisely. I look forward to reading this year’s projects and celebrating all the effort made by the students.
Mr M O’Kelly
Head of Sixth Form

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