Top marks at King’s Lynn school

Springwood sixth formers who have gained an EPQ qualification. ANL-160316-104037001
Springwood sixth formers who have gained an EPQ qualification. ANL-160316-104037001

It’s good news and good grades for 17 students from Lynn’s Springwood Sixth Form, who have received outstanding results for their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Thirteen of the 17 students managed to achieve a score of A*, with two getting an A and the remaining two getting a B, making this year the best year the school has ever seen.

The students are supported by a mentor who works with each student independently to help and guide them on their chosen project. Students are justifiably proud of their achievement, with one student saying: “I never thought I would get an A* and now my university has dropped my entry requirements by one grade. It was great being able to gain a qualification in something I enjoy”. Topics chosen by the students included the making of a quad-copter, In-Vitro Fertilization(IVF) and the representation of women in Marvel comics. The EPQ, a well-respected freestanding qualification offered by AQA and Edexcel, requires hard-core research and the production of either a 5,000 word report or a product accompanied by a 1,000 word report.

This qualification aims to encourage creativity and curiosity while teaching research, project-management and other relevant skills.