Student EPQ projects 2018
Every year the students at ONE sixth form college select a large variety of research topics to investigate and this year was no exception. Please find below a selection of EPQ questions chosen this academic year:
1) How do the previous three presidents of America compare with each other on their protection and infringement of human rights and civil liberties?
2) Does the critical period apply to first language acquisition?
3) Should autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation be used to treat multiple sclerosis in the UK?
4) What is the environmental impact of plastic and human waste, and can growing media attention cause public behaviour to change?
5) To what extent is Book II of Herodotus' Histories accurate and reliable?
6) Can epigenetics cure cancer?
7) Is low emotional intelligence a cause of borderline personality disorder?
8) What can be done about the lack of women working professionally in the Computer Science field?
9) How have international sporting events contributed to the development within host cities?
10) Why was the EU Referendum result 'leave'?
11) Is space travel dangerous?
12) To what extent can Wiliam Blake's 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience' be seen as a damning social commentary of the progressive forces at work during the neoclassical period?
13) Is crisis of identity a central concept in postcolonial literature?
14) In what ways does Arundhati Roy convey the concept of Identity in "The God of Small Things" and "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"?
15) Are William Blake's 'Songs of Experience' a critique of the society he lived in?
16) How are carbon fibres produced and do the benefits of developments to carbon based technology and composites in the aerospace industry outweigh the problems they pose?
17) How efficient are general algorithms for computer chess engines when compared to the human intelligence?
18) Are animals conscious?
Students honed their presentation skills explaining their research outcomes during a highly engaging poster sessions in December 2018.