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    If you're gonna do epq... be prepared to do a lot of prep work and getting planning done very early on so you can focus on completing the project.

    You can choose to create either:

    -An artefact with a supplementary report of at least 1000 words (can go over)
    -A dissertation-style report on a topic of your choice (5000 words)

    So you could choose a particular area of medicine that interests you and then create an essay title. Just make sure that you have;

    -Your production log (here you record all of your initial planning/discussions with teachers)
    -Resources- these can be research based internet/reading, people, places, courses, anything that helps you write your report.

    I made the mistake of leaving it til' the last minute so if you're going to do it I would probably advise getting it done asap. Also leaves more time for your main subjects.
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    can you count the bibliography in the 5000 word count thing?
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    What is the maximum word limit, I thought it was 6000 words?
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    (Original post by corpuscallosum)
    can you count the bibliography in the 5000 word count thing?
    :nah:.

    I loved doing my EPQ, I found it really interesting and revelled in the chance to do something completely off my own back without any 'course guides' or 'specifications' to stick to.
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    Does anyone know if LSE accept EPQ as an AS level?
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    (Original post by jamie_jca)
    Does anyone know if LSE accept EPQ as an AS level?
    If you check their admissions pages it states that they encourage people to take the EPQ but do not set it as a prerequsite, so I'm guessing they don't. Give them a call in a weeks time?
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    (Original post by Ultimate_Geek)
    I loved doing my EPQ, I found it really interesting and revelled in the chance to do something completely off my own back without any 'course guides' or 'specifications' to stick to.
    I'm with you on this - I had a few tearing-my-hair-out moments when filling out the logbook, but overall I really enjoyed the freedom to research and write about exactly what I wanted and present it, within reason, how I liked.

    Also, strangely, I really enjoy referencing :ahee:
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    Alright guys, I'm a mature student going back to college. They offer the EPQ...Do you complete the EPQ during the AS year or A2?
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    "Was Gordon Brown a successful Prime Minister?"

    Is that a good idea for an EPQ?
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    (Original post by jamie_jca)
    "Was Gordon Brown a successful Prime Minister?"

    Is that a good idea for an EPQ?
    I would imagine that if you defined some broad criteria for what makes a successful PM and then narrowed these down (they love a bit of narrowing) then it should work I don't know how you'd choose the criteria though - you could conduct a survey, find a source that has some or simply come up with them yourself, I suppose.

    Anything is a 'good idea' if you're interested enough in it to write 5000+ words!
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    Hi I wanted to know, if you dont take a direct quote from somewhere do you have to footnote it, or do you just put it in the bibliography?


    THANNKS
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    i need to find a topic for my epq and get a first draft completed before i go back. i'm hoping to do history and politics or politics and international relations so i think a good topic would be isreali foreign policy. however i'm not sure how i can word the question. can anyone help ?
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    I'm currently doing my EPQ but got my AS results today - not as expected a CCCC. Will universities dismiss the epq with those grades or does it show my determination and hard work?
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    Woot woot got A* for my extended project today.
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    (Original post by xXHD-LoverXx)
    Woot woot got A* for my extended project today.
    Oooh Well Done! :woo:
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    (Original post by lessQQmorepewpew)
    i need to find a topic for my epq and get a first draft completed before i go back. i'm hoping to do history and politics or politics and international relations so i think a good topic would be isreali foreign policy. however i'm not sure how i can word the question. can anyone help ?
    I'd probably look at a particular event, either in Israel or world wide, and its effect on Israeli foreign policy. I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to find one for Israel.
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    Everyone from my year that did the EPQ had their grades dropped by 3 grades. I went from an A to a D. How great..
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    how many marks was the ocr one out of?
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    Heya everyone!

    I am doing an EPQ level 3 as a 5000 word essay on nursing.
    I've had no advice from teachers and I'm really stuck.
    How should I start my essay or structure it?

    Thanks everyone !
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    (Original post by xXHD-LoverXx)
    Woot woot got A* for my extended project today.
    How many points did you get? I got an A, wondering how far off I was :P

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