19 January 2021
The Upper Sixth students at Bruton School for Girls have produced an amazing set of EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) results with all projects awarded A or A*. Even more astounding is that three international students completed the 5000 word project essay in their second language.
The EPQ qualification is offered at Bruton School for Girls alongside A level studies. Most of the work completed by the girls was done during last year’s Easter holidays and Summer term and demonstrates the school’s strong remote teaching and support. Students and staff overcame the hurdles of different time zones, closed libraries, not being able to meet supervisors in person and having to give the final presentation online to a remote audience.
Projects are chosen by the candidates and demonstrate independent thinking and academic reach as well as the skills needed for success at university, including research, referencing and time-management. Topics this year included: ‘Is Veganism effectively beneficial for preventing cancer?’ and ‘Is it moral to utilise scientific knowledge that has been gained as a result of human testing in Nazi concentration camps?’
EPQ Co-ordinator, Mrs Claire Peach, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results and I’m so pleased that that the incredibly hard work of the Upper Sixth girls has been rewarded. The adaptability of the girls and the subsequent skills learnt are the lessons of a lifetime. A huge thank you to the staff who supervised the projects and supported the girls through uncharted territory!”