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EPQ achievements at Strathallan

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Last year saw the introduction of the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) at Strathallan School and it proved to be popular among the Sixth Form pupils.

The EPQ is a ‘mini thesis’ undertaken in Sixth Form and gives pupils the chance to pursue a topic of study which is entirely of their own choosing and unconstrained by an exam syllabus. With its emphasis on independent research and self-motivation, the EPQ is becoming a key component of Sixth Form life.

Last week the School was delighted to receive the results of the most recent cohort and, as was to be expected, the pupils have once again done the School proud. With 100% achieving A*-B, there can be little doubt that all of the hard work, time and dedication has paid off.

The pupils who saw the EPQ through from start to finish (whilst also studying four A Levels and balancing other co-curricular commitments) can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved. Completing an EPQ is an achievement in itself. The pupils also underline the breadth of academic curiosity at Strathallan by pursuing areas of study as rich and varied as migrant workers’ rights, dance genre and the evolution of film. These pupils deserve huge congratulations and there is great pride here at what they have achieved.