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Spotlight on students’ research projects at Worthing College

9 May 2024

Students at Worthing College have been showcasing the results of their hard work. 

The college’s Year 13 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) students presented the findings of their completed projects, during an afternoon of celebration. 
 
The EPQ is an additional qualification, worth half an A-level, which allows students to explore and become experts about topics they wouldn’t necessarily study within the curriculum of their core subjects and is great to develop the research and academic skills required to progress to university, apprenticeships and work.   

A selection of the fascinating projects students undertook related to topic areas such as women’s football, gene editing, changes postmortem, modern art, stop motion animation, autism, robotic technology, fast fashion, Fritz Haber, Base 12 numerical system, meat production industry, mission to Mars, medical decisions and more. 
 
Laura investigated the development of an app as part of their project, and spoke about the value of the EPQ. Laura said: “It really helps with university applications, and it’s been fun to research something that you’re really passionate about. It’s a win, win really and I’d recommend it to other students.” 
 
Nicky Rogerson, who supports students on their EPQs as well as teaching business, added: “It’s always a highlight to see the students’ work on display, and to see their passion for their projects. 
 
“It was a fantastic event, and a delight for visitors to speak with the students who had taken part.”