Extended Project Evening

Sixth Form students exhibit their Extended Projects

Parents, governors, staff and invited guests thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions presented in the Theatre by sixteen Upper Sixth students.  The presentations were a compulsory part of their extended project qualification which requires students to undertake an independent research project and present their final piece to a non-specialist audience.

 

The EPQ requires around 120 hours of work.  It is an academic research essay of between 1,000 and 5,000 words and it has great value for students preparing for university as it requires exactly the same skills that they will need as an undergraduate.  It also takes them beyond A level specifications.

 

Titles reflected the students own interests and ranged from Maryam Kayani’s ‘Can Woman Have It All?’ to Rebecca Hodgson’s investigation into ‘The Failings of the Millennium Bridge’.  Visitors ot the exhibitions were mesmerized by the students’ passion and enthusiasm in their work.