On Wednesday 23 January, the School was delighted to celebrate the considerable academic endeavour and achievements of our Aske Project prize winners at a special assembly held in the Bourne Hall.
With academic enquiry that readily reaches far above A level standard, our students explored questions of artificial intelligence and the impact on labour markets, music as a medical treatment for pain, bacteriophage therapy in treating antibiotic resistance, the impact of social class on participation in sport, to name but a few.
The Aske Project requires that students independently research a question of their own choosing over a period of six months. As verified by our external markers and viva examiners, our students readily achieve undergraduate standards of research and their projects demonstrate their curiosity, innovative and critical thinking, all framed within high standards of research methodology. The process, alongside their A level studies, prepares them exceptionally well for university.
All our Lower Sixth students undertake an Aske Project and, with the guidance of an advisor, students present work that makes logical and judicious use of a wide range of sources to which our Library team provides extensive access. Many also undertake primary research or produce original scripts or multi media presentations.
We are very proud of all of our students, both for their commitment to academic enquiry and for the stunning results that their hard work achieves. Many congratulations to them all.
Aske Project Prize Winners 2019
First Prize: Jared Richard
Physics: Exotic Particles: The Hunt for the ‘Baby Higgs’
Second Prize: Ishan Baig
Economics: Will Artificial Intelligence qualify as a General Purpose Technology (GPT)? Can the theory of GPTs be used to predict the potential impacts on labour productivity and employment of AI?
Tietz STEM Prize: Medicine: Eeshan Mahadeo-Heads
The Cure that Time Forgot: Assessing the efficacy of Bacteriophage Therapy in treating antibiotic resistance
Tietz STEM Prize: Earth Sciences: Josh Warner
What does the surface of Mars tell us about its internal structure?
Tietz STEM Prize: Biology: Tamilore Awosile
Music Therapy: An effective treatment for pain?
Prize for Primary Research: Thomas Sherlock
Assessing the case for a British Revolution
Prize for Original Scriptwriting: Robert Lazarus
When are you Coming Back?
Humanities Prize: History: Zachary Selby
The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 as a purely religious policy. Discuss.
Humanities Prize: Theology & Philosophy: Harjivan Singh
Can Artificial Intelligence become conscious?
Humanities Prize: Sport & Society: Harry Cobb
To what extent does social class affect participation in sport and how might any inequality be addressed?
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