Extended Project Presentation Day

Year 13 Present their Projects for evaluation

Date published: Fri 5 Jan 2018   Author: HLH/JCD   Category: General   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

The Extended Project Presentation Day

Shortly before the end of term, 22 students prepared to give a formal presentation to their peers, and an examining panel of teachers, of their Extended Projects (EPQ) which they have been working on for 18 months.

The Extended Project is an opportunity for students to undertake their own piece of academic research on a topic of their choice before producing either an extended essay (c. 5000 words) or an artefact based upon their findings.

In addition, students have to present their work; explaining their research process, summarising their findings and taking questions from a live audience in order to test their understanding of their chosen field.

Topics were wide-ranging and unique to the individual, and are the culmination of hours of independent research and report-writing, done on a voluntary basis.

EPQs are recognised by universities and can result in a lower entrance offer, and are always an excellent addition to a student's personal statement or CV.

The following Y13 students are congratulated for completing the project, undertaking work on a fascinating range of different issues:

Alfie Jennings – To what extent will humans have successfully colonised Mars by the C22nd?
Sheryaar Khan – To what extent will the advancement of genomics affect the burden of disease on the public in the next decade?
Lewis Oakey – To what extent would culling badgers reduce the spread of bovine Tuberculosis from badgers to cattle?
Elizabeth Hood – How far has the sexualisation of women in the media impacted upon the role of women in society?
Ellis Ashley-Fenn – To what extent were sub-prime mortgages the most important factor in the causation of the financial crisis of 2008?
Bethan Leret – To what extent is ketogenic dietary intervention a viable alternative to conventional chemotherapy treatment for malignant cancer care?
Kathryn Odrich-Damaille – To what extent have Twitter and Instagram led to increasing levels of racism in the 21st Century?
Charlotte Borg – To what extent is criminal behaviour influenced by genetic traits?
Sara Dalzell – To what extent should the Holocaust be viewed as the product of historic anti-Semitism?
Maria Johnson – To what extent should extreme racism be classified as a psychiatric disorder rather than an issue of social upbringing?
Alex Brown – To what extent does modern government surveillance in the Western world sacrifice civil liberties in the name of national security?
Jack Boulter – To what extent has the mainstream popularisation of hip-hop affected the impact of its political message?
Charles Lockie – Building a robotic automated lawnmower (artefact)
George Dallimore – To what extent is the media the most important reason for the continued belief in the occult in the Western hemisphere in the C21st?
Joel Williams – Assess the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire
Joe Apperley – How significant was the Battle of Waterloo in the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1st Emperor of France?
Kevin Dunphy – To what extent can hosting the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games be seen as a good investment for the United Kingdom?
Ben Smith – To create a neural network programme that can recognise handwritten number (artefact)
Adam Olath – How far should lifestyle related diseases caused by alcohol be treated on the NHS?
Tim Leeman – What effect does gun control have on crime In the United States?
James Hang – To what extent will corruption hinder Malaysia from achieving their 2020 economic goals?
Jacob Coleman – To what extent is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recognised and effectively treated within the British military?

Jesse Dickens, Subject Leader for History and Extended Projects Co-ordinator commented "The Extended Project provides students with an excellent opportunity to plan, research, carry out and evaluate a task of their own creation. As such it is highly valued by universities and employers, both in terms of the skills it develops and in the way it demonstrates initiative, commitment and, above all, a sense of enquiry which extends beyond the rest of their studies.”