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EPQ Eloquence


College II girls completed their extended project qualification (EPQ) presentations yesterday evening. Head of College Michael Spiers paid tribute the scope and depth of the girls’ research and eloquent presentations, declaring “College I, please do take note, this year’s presentations have been truly outstanding.”

The girls’ presentations covered a fascinating range of topics which included:

  • The history of the house of the printed word and an assessment of its future (artefact)
  • Shakespearean Costume (artefact)
  • A comparison of the intelligence of dolphins (essay)
  • Contributory factors to the US obesity epidemic and lessons which can be learned for the UK (essay)
  • Was William Shakespeare a feminist? (essay)
  • How medicinal herbs can be used in daily life (essay)
  • If the Little Black Dress is the solution, what is the problem? (artefact)
  • Does Universal Credit help lower income families? (essay)
  • The differences between female and male serial killers (artefact)
  • Marvel’s business model and success factors (essay)

The Mount’s College EPQ programme provides girls with a meaningful opportunity to enhance their university applications and counts toward their total Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. The examining board, AQA, says on their website, “The EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product.

Head of Careers, Wendy Thompson, says, “At The Mount we have found that university admissions departments and employers take an increasingly active interest in our girls’ EPQ process and product where they have completed a independently directed in-depth research project which they can discuss at length in interviews.”