The Extended Project Qualification provides students with an “opportunity to produce a piece of work that is truly individual and says something about them as a person”, whether it is a written research report, event or creative artefact.
In addition to the crucial research skills that are developed, the qualification adds another string to the girls’ bows, enhancing their UCAS applications and potentially helping them to meet the conditions of their university offers.
Laura, from Westbury Park in Bristol, achieved an A* for her research project on the topic of ‘Finnish Nationalism and How it Influenced Art and Culture’. She commented: “The EPQ has taught me really valuable skills, such as how to reference and work independently. My results mean that some of my university offers are now lower, which takes some of the pressure off!”
Mr Dalley, Deputy Head (Academic) at Badminton, commented: “These results are a testament to the creativity and application of the girls here, and are results that the girls should be extremely proud of. It was wonderful once again, to see such a diverse range of topics from the Jacobite Uprising to Black Holes and Managing Alzheimer’s Disease. Seeing an EPQ through from start to finish is a long journey, but these girls stuck by it and have been duly rewarded; they are a real credit to Badminton and we celebrate their success”.