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EPQ and Rouse students present their findings

A group of nearly sixty Lower Sixth pupils presented for their Rouse Research Awards and Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) on Monday.

The EPQ is an externally-assessed project, where the marking focusses on the research process itself – amounting to half of an A Level. The Rouse Research Award, by contrast, is an internally-assessed project where the marking focusses on the findings.

The research projects were diverse and specialised, ranging from the ethics of lying in dementia care to how feasible asteroid mining is; from solitary confinement in prisons to geoengineering for climate change.

Students presented their findings to other members of the Lower Sixth, parents, staff, governors and some Year 10 students.

Katie Banks, Director of Sixth Form Research said: “The research areas that the Lower Sixth have chosen to study highlight their intellectual curiosity. They have tackled a broad range of ambitious topics and their presentations demonstrated superb knowledge and understanding of their chosen areas, reflecting the hard work that they have put in. ”

The next stage in the process involves the pupils writing up their findings in an academic report and submitting their entries in September.

 
 
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