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EPQ Summer Podcast Series 2021

In 2021, in place of our annual EPQ Teachers' Conference, the University of Southampton teamed up with the University of Leeds once again to produce a short series of EPQ podcasts

Episode One: Piloting the EPQ in Your School: Benefits, strategies, and support

Hosted by Dr Richard Penny and Dr Becki Nash, and joined by HPQ/EPQ Co-ordinator Jenny Clements from Sweyne Park School, this short podcast explores the benefits of the EPQ, and some tips on how to pilot the project in school if it has not previously been offered.

Episode Two: Advice and guidance for new practitioners on supporting students with their EPQ

Hosted by Sarah Rainey and Matt Elliott from the University of Leeds and joined in Part 1 by Mark Newstead from Garforth Academy and in Part 2 by Heather Roberts from Beckfoot School, this episode covers some advice and best practice for those who are new to the EPQ.

Episode Three: In conversation with AQA

Jennifer Obaditch (AQA) joins Becki, Rich and Matt to discuss some of the themes of the first two podcasts in this series, as well as some of the outcomes from a recent survey conducted with teachers about academic skills gaps due to the pandemic.

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