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​Excellent EPQ results

Well done to the 28 BGS Sixth Form students who received their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results last week. They achieved a 100% pass rate, with three-quarters of candidates being awarded an A* or A grade for their project. These results are all the more impressive as much of the research and composition happened during the first period of lockdown in 2020.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all the final project presentations were delivered by our Upper Sixth pupils remotely, with our Lower Sixth EPQ students able to ‘attend’ and ask questions about both the projects and the process of completing them.

The breadth of areas being researched highlights the variety of interests across the Sixth Form and the freedom the EPQ affords students to pursue their choice of topic – from a painting created to explore the question ‘What features in art make us happy?’ and a model demonstrating the unique properties of occipital condyle of Triceratops, to essays considering the measurement of happiness in Bhutan or if floating homes offer a realistic solution to climate-induced sea level rises.

Congratulations again to all our EPQ students on their excellent results and the engaging and informative work they produced.