Head of Classics and Latin, Mr Holland, oversees our Extended Project Qualification Programme with the Sixth Form and was delighted with the exceptional results achieved by his cohort this year.
"I was delighted to receive the results of our EPQ candidates this year. We had a large cohort entered in November and the school was praised by the exam board for the variety and originality of the topics chosen by all of them. 50% of the cohort achieved A* to B Grades with two A*s for Charlotte and Anja in Year 13 and Anja achieving an extraordinary 100% in her final mark for her project on malaria and vaccination. I was proud of the whole cohort and thoroughly enjoyed working with them on their excellent projects.
The EPQ allows students to explore a topic of their own choice in real detail, at an A-level standard, or even beyond. It is a qualification with obvious benefits in terms of gaining additional UCAS points, but on a more general level, it is praised by universities for encouraging independent, in-depth research, and for helping them to develop skills such as public speaking, communicating effectively and honing their visual presentations in PowerPoint."