Independent Research Project Finals

Independent Research Project Finals

Many congratulations to our six Upper Sixth Formers whose IRP projects were selected to go through to the final. This is a tremendous achievement, not least because there were 75 entries this year. The finalists and the title of their projects were:

Ben: Investigating the lift to drag ratio of an airfoil

Maddie: Cashless Society

Rhianna: Imperial Women

Leah: Oxytocin

Mulang: How Should Programmers Beat the Time and Seize the Day (electronic version)

Leo: The Quantum Hall of Fame

Our panel of three external judges had difficulty deciding on a winner but eventually singled out Ben as the winner; Ben receives the Young Prize, worth £300 towards the cost of university books and resources. The runners-up, who also received prizes, were Mulang and Rhianna.


Many congratulations, too, to the three finalists of the Intermediate IRP. These three pupils presented their projects as part of the evening:

Ananya (Fifth Year): Explore the importance of a sense of ‘home’ in refugee literature

Michelle (Fifth Year): Is xenotransplantation a solution to organ failure?

Alex (Fourth Year): How is game theory used in the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Game of Chicken?


The standard of these presentations was excellent and the overall winner was Ananya.

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