Lots of smiling faces as Upper Sixth students received a stellar set of Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) results in Lent term. Tess, Katy and Hannah tell us about the experience their projects brought and the benefits of studying an EPQ at St Helen’s Sixth Form.
The EPQ process has been an amazing experience. Whilst being challenging and hard work at times, with the assistance of my supervisor, Mrs Shannon, the project as a whole was extremely beneficial – and the satisfaction of the final result has made it all worth it. The freedom and independence of the EPQ makes it an enriching and extremely helpful, well-rounded project for all areas of academics. - Tess, U6F
I really enjoyed the independent research part of my EPQ and how it has helped me to develop skills such as time management and organisation that will be invaluable at university. I also liked being able to research a topic I was interested in studying later in life which has helped me in interviews when applying to universities. - Katy, U6C
I am so pleased with the outcome of my EPQ. Having researched the representation of mental health in children’s animation, I feel I’ve learned so much about time management, the creative process and, quite simply, what goes into creating a children’s cartoon! An extra special thank you to those in the younger years who filled out my questionnaires – I couldn’t have done it without their input. - Hannah, U6G
Hear from staff and students about studying for an EPQ at St Helen’s Sixth Form: