A GROUP of our Year 12 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) students enjoyed a research trip to Cambridge University Libraries on June 28th.

The students spent the morning at Christ’s College Library, Cambridge getting to grips with iDiscover as well as the print and digital collections the Cambridge University Libraries offer.

The group concluded the trip with a whistle-stop tour of Cambridge University Library, which now offers the use of the vast legal deposit collections to 16 and 17-year-old’s.

Dr Inga Jones, Librarian and EPQ Coordinator at King’s Ely, said: “This was a really successful trip for our EPQ students and added that little bit of substance to their research.”

An EPQ is a qualification taken by some students in England and Wales, which is equivalent to half an A Level. They are part of level three of the National Qualifications Framework.

At King’s Ely, Extended Learning features courses entitled Introduction to Sixth Form (study skills for A Level), Personal Development (Careers Education), Theory of Knowledge and Higher Education preparation.

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