This week, seventeen Upper Sixth students received their results for the Extended Project Qualification. We are very pleased to report an excellent set of grades, including nine at A*. To complete the EPQ is a considerable achievement and to have so many students given high grades is impressive.
The EPQ requires students to learn and master independent working skills, on a par with those expected at university, and most do this in the context of writing a dissertation of five thousand words on a topic or hypothesis of their own choosing. Subjects covered this year include the use of dogs to diagnose cancer, the use of torture to counter terrorism and the location of consciousness. One student compared sleeping patterns in China and the UK by working in both languages and another wrote a short story which re-imagined the story of Beauty and the Beast.
Duncan King, Deputy Head (Academic) said; "I want to congratulate all of our EPQ students on these excellent results. The diversity and quality of the projects produced was very impressive and they are a measure of both the dedication and intellectual curiosity of our Sixth Form students. The EPQ is an increasingly popular qualification at King’s and we look forward to an even larger group of students achieving success in 2019".