Extended Project Qualification Results

We are delighted to have received some superb EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) results for the Upper Sixth Form.

Pupils picked a topic of personal interest at the start of the summer term, then carried out more than 90 hours of research over the summer holidays, before writing a 5000-word report, or creating an artefact, and giving a presentation in the Autumn.

With its emphasis on independent research and self-motivation, the EPQ is highly regarded by universities and completing an EPQ is an achievement in itself. Being awarded an A* is an outstanding achievement. With 11 pupils attaining an A* and 88% gaining A*-B grades, there can be little doubt that all of our pupils’ hard work, time and dedication has paid off. The 33 pupils who saw the EPQ through from start to finish, in a very tight time frame (whilst also studying three or four A Levels and balancing other co-curricular commitments) can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved.

Our pupils also underline the breadth of academic curiosity at Dauntsey’s. Topics included:
Gross national happiness in Bhutan
The impacts of voluntourism on indigenous communities
The effects of performance enhancing drugs in sport
Studies into Germany: Is East Germany still lagging behind?
The cultural impact of German cinema
Mount Vesuvius
The Moors influence on Spain
Genetic research
The effects of altitude on cognitive ability.

Artefacts included a solar panelled bicycle, home-made beer and a Tudor dress.

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