The following students have taken part in a mini EPQ research project last term. The aim of this project is to write a 2,000 word essay around a topic which was chosen by the students.

A mini EPQ does not give out UCAS points. However, it gave these students the opportunity to demonstrate the essential skills required for study at a higher level.

The aims of this programme were:

Working with others

Working to deadlines

Planning and management of a project

Problem solving and decision making

Presentation skills

Communication skills

The skills developed in this programme help our students gain excellent preparation for sixth form when preparing the ‘real’ EPQ in Year 12.

This programme also encourages students to build the skills they have gained whilst participating in the Brilliant Club.