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Notable EPQ Attainment Sets Students on Course for Success

A remarkable aspect of this Summer’s A-level results was the stunning success of those students who opted to do the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on top of their standard A-levels. No fewer than 93% of those who took the largely self-directed qualification achieved a Grade A or A*.

The EPQ puts the students in the driving seat, allowing them to explore in depth a subject that fascinates them. The qualification is highly valued by universities and many employers because it showcases the student’s ability to work independently, carry out in-depth research and present their findings in a number of different ways – including the nerve racking Presentation Evening which took place in March. Each student is assigned a staff mentor who helps to guide them through the process.

Last year’s students chose to do EPQs on subjects as wide as supervolcanoes to black holes to the Nuremberg trials. No doubt their EPQ success will help to launch them to university and beyond!