On Wednesday 14 March, nearly 60 of our Year 13 students presented the findings of their EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in Myton’s first ever EPQ marketplace event.
Students who undertake the EPQ independently research a topic of their choice and either write a research essay or produce an artefact. Successful examples this year included investigations into: the youth justice system, whether what we observe is real, the role of the media in the England football team’s fortunes, dinosaurs, portrayals of difficult storylines in Eastenders, the captivity of orca whales, medicinal cannabis and several about AI (artificial intelligence), robotics and even quantum computing.
Head of Sixth Form Dr Hunt said: “The EPQ supervisors and I were bowled over by the Year 13 presenters at yesterday’s first ever EPQ event. I know that Year 12 will have been left with no doubt as to the value of this qualification and the impact on these students.”
EPQ Co-ordinator, Mr Lowe said: “I learned a lot from the students and know that those who successfully undertook the challenge found it rewarding, interesting and helpful for their future ambitions.”Click here to return to the current newsletter