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Eighteen members of the Upper Sixth at Bristol Grammar School are celebrating after receiving their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results last week. There was a 100% A*–C pass rate, with seven students gaining the top A* grade, and another seven an A grade.
The topics they had chosen to do their projects on were incredibly diverse, ranging from using mathematical modelling to answer Can Population Sizes be Controlled by the Introduction of a New Species? to reflecting on How and why does Shakespeare distort the history of Henry IV? and considering Does Tagging Influence User Engagement on Instagram? While many projects took the form of a traditional essay or written report, one student put on a play and another created two dance costumes for their projects. A third researched the historical development of the English longbow, and then made their own bow.
Worth up to 28 UCAS points, the EPQ develops skills in independent research and project management, with assessment based not just on the final project or presentation, but also on how the student planned and managed the process. All of those who completed the EPQ should be very proud of the work they produced, and the excellent results they gained – well done to them all.