University Awards Star Pupil

October 20th, 2016 | Sixth Form

Writhlington student, Emma Buurman has been awarded the first ever EPQ Excellence Award 2016 from the University of Southampton for outstanding commitment to her Extended Project Qualification.

The EPQ is a one year research project where students complete an independent piece of primary and secondary research and present their findings back to a panel, including university representatives from Southampton.  Emma wowed the judges with her outstanding research into stress and sleep deprivation.

Dragonfly Sixth Form students can opt to take the EPQ qualification in Year 12 to gain an additional Level 3 qualification

Head of Sixth Form, Karis Higgins commented:

We are incredibly proud of Emma and so pleased her hard work has been recognised. Being the first student in the country to be recognised for this makes it even more special. Emma is now at Royal Holloway University studying psychology and we wish her all the luck for her future”.