After several months of planning and research, sixth formers from Bridgnorth Endowed School presented their final Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) work to a group of fellow students last month.
This year saw students choose an array of innovative and thought-provoking topics that included, the impact of palm oil extraction, whether electric cars are the future, and if serial killers are a result of nature or nurture.
Two of the students opted instead to produce artefacts based on areas of genuine interest to them – Joel Clayton created an intricate board game and Joseph Lister built a radio-controlled model aircraft.
Taken alongside A Levels, the qualification is equivalent to half an A Level and requires students to work independently, putting in many hours of their own time to complete the projects.
Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Whitmore, comments: “This qualification often enables students to secure better University offers and historically the school has an excellent track record of EPQ results.”
“It provides a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a university-style assignment as the EPQ is a largely self-directed and self-motivated project that is designed to encourage creativity and curiosity.”