29 April 2021
Miss Charlotte Owen, Head of Marden
Four Year 8 students spoke most eloquently to a select audience of staff about their AQA Level 1 research projects on Wednesday 28 April. This formal qualification is, essentially, a mini version of the EPQ, which many of our Sixth Formers do each year.
Waishe talked about whether TikTok benefits its users, Caitlin questioned whether our views on abuse are influenced by outdated stereotypes, Livvy took us through how the US presidential campaign promises will affect the rest of the world and Lea engaged us in a talk about what the impact on the world could be if we fully understood how our brains work. These diverse topics certainly got the audience thinking and it was hugely impressive to see such in-depth knowledge from all four students, especially when answering questions from the audience. They were also able to reflect maturely on their learning and the project process itself.
Their hard work on their projects this year has paid dividends and fingers crossed for some excellent results in August, which will give them a recognised qualification to add to their CV. I write this article as a very proud Head of Marden.