Year 10 HPQ Presentations
We were so proud and impressed by our Year 10 students this week as they took to the East Wing Gym to give presentations on their chosen Higher Project Qualification subjects. The HPQ is an optional one-year course that can be taken in addition to our students’ GCSE subjects. It allows students to explore ideas on a topic of their own choice outside the taught syllabus and there is a large emphasis on students developing independent working skills and taking responsibility for their own learning.
Our students chose a wide variety of subjects and ideas to explore, including the following examples:
- How has architecture changed from the Victorian era to now?
- How have the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films changed over time?
- Can I build a fender telecaster, from parts, for cheaper than the retail price?
- What Is The Best Model of Jordans?
Mr Leonce, Higher Project Qualification Coordinator, said “It was such a pleasure to get to see students speaking so competently and so passionately about their chosen topics. They have come so far from the beginning of the year and their hard work is clear for all to see. So many students and staff that attended the presentations left feeling both informed and inspired, they are all such great ambassadors for the school and I look forward to seeing how the course grows with the next cohorts! Well done all!”
We would like to say a massive well done to our HPQ students for all of their hard work and the dedication that they have shown towards their projects. We’d also like to thank all the staff and students who came along to support the presentations - there was such an encouraging and positive atmosphere in the gym. A massive thank you also goes to Mr Leonce for coordinating the project and to all of the staff who volunteered to be academic supervisors. We’re already looking forward to next year’s presentations!