Fantastic EPQ Presentations
Four Year 13 students, who have been working hard on their EPQ dissertations for the last year, produced some very professional and diverse presentations. Tom Worthington gave an enlightening talk on “the neurological effects of synaesthesia”.
Tom is hoping to study medicine and ably described to his teachers what synaesthesia was and how it affects those 1 in 27 people who have the condition.
Oli Moore, an aspiring marine biologist, changed the tempo with his talk on the change in “the global jellyfish population and the impact on aquaculture”. Oli had spent his summer in Fiji seeing for himself these amazing creatures and spoke knowledgeably about them.
Daisy Beever’s presentation on “the developmental stages of Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory” was directly related to the teaching Daisy had observed at Claires Court Junior Girls. Daisy’s interest in this subject comes from her desire to be a teacher and this was very obvious from her presentation, as she gave up much of her own time for the many observations she did across the year groups.
Finally, Sophia Sethi delved into her thoughts on why “private sector female pay in the last 50 years has been below that of their male counterparts”. Sophia wishes to go into business and made many contacts researching for her EPQ, sending out questionnaires to many businesses and conducting interviews with their female employees.
Lots of questions were asked by the audience made up of Year 12’s and staff, and their answers showed that the students were extremely well-informed in their respective specialisms. It was a very interesting afternoon for the observing Year 12 students who hope to take up EPQ, and for the teachers who watched. We wish the Year 13 students all the best for their final results.