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Great Cornard: A-grade students among first to complete new qualification

PUBLISHED: 12:44 31 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:44 31 January 2014

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Thirteen students from Great Cornard are among the first to complete a new qualification aimed at boosting their chances of a university place.

The EPQ – or extended project qualification – was introduced at Thomas Gainsborough School last year. Year 12 and 13 students pick a topic that ties in with one of their study areas or interests and complete a 10,000 or 5,000 word essay and presentation. Helen Yapp, deputy headteacher, said eight of the first batch to complete the EPQ had achieved A – A* grades. The EPQ will count towards points required for university entry.

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