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    Sorry if this has already been asked but i've just finished AS, would I be able to begin an EPQ when i go back next week? Or do you have to do it during your AS year?
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    OOO Sub'd starting mine next friday and I want to do a topic on the Middle East not related to war or politics.

    I'm thinking about something to do with literature, religion, possibly looking at womens roles in the middle east but not entirely sure... anybody got any tips?

    Would actually love to do something about the Iranian Revolution and the knock on effects it had on the rest of the Middle East but I don't know if that is too broad a topic. (Does anyone know if that is or not). THANK YOU!!
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    My advice to anyone doing the EPQ is to just WRITE. Even if it's just in note form. Also, try to break up your project into small tasks - you'll feel less overwhelmed and a bit more organised when you know what you're doing
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    Is there a word limit? Would I get penalised for writing 20000+ words?
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    (Original post by EmilieTheGreat)
    I think you could write loads about this because (and now I sound weird) there are lots of things around birth. So you could compare the positions and such. You could also compare other things, like the use of painkillers, c-sections etc. just to make your dissertation a bit longer if you need to!
    Thank you!
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    Hey,

    I have a couple of questions about the enrichment diary.

    1. Does it matter if I did something in February but only include it today?
    2. Does doing a Zumba class count as enrichment activities?

    Thanks
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    Any ideas on what to make for an engineering Extended Project Qualification?
    Nothing too specific, but if I was to specify then I would have it in aeronautics
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    I need to be able to make it fairly quickly too.
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    (Original post by verdhy)
    Hi quick question. is it 5000 words WITH evaluatio of sources? Really confused :s
    No, I believe it's without!

    (Original post by Zhy)
    Is there a word limit? Would I get penalised for writing 20000+ words?
    The word limit for mine was 6000 with 10% boundary, so from 5400 to 6600! You'll have to check with your school though. Also, I don't think the examiners/your teacher would have the patience to read a 20000 word essay!
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    Oh, okay... thanks. I hope they're not too bothered about word limits!
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    Sorry if this has already been asked, and sorry if it's, a stupid question.

    Pretty much everyone I know is doing a project with a question for a title, some kind of thesis, exploration into some idea, etc, and the same seems to be true from what I've seen skimming through this thread.

    My EPQ is simply "The Life Cycle of Stars"; it's not a question so much a description/explanation. Both my supervisor and project manager have said this is fine but if I'm honest, they're both idiots. Does the AQA specification say anything about this? I've looked but not found anything...

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    Sorry if this has already been asked, and sorry if it's, a stupid question.

    Pretty much everyone I know is doing a project with a question for a title, some kind of thesis, exploration into some idea, etc, and the same seems to be true from what I've seen skimming through this thread.

    My EPQ is simply "The Life Cycle of Stars"; it's not a question so much a description/explanation. Both my supervisor and project manager have said this is fine but if I'm honest, they're both idiots. Does the AQA specification say anything about this? I've looked but not found anything...

    Thanks.
    Mine isn't a question
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    I've been recommended to pick this choice, but can anyone help out on a basic outline of what it is an what it consists of, how how much is it worth?
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    (Original post by CloClo7)
    Mine isn't a question
    Can I ask what your title is?
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    The Economic Analysis Behind (and then the rest of it, if anyone who knows me reads this, it's pretty obvious who I am ) But its not a question, though I can easily turn it into one if I need to..
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    Sorry if this has already been asked, and sorry if it's, a stupid question.

    Pretty much everyone I know is doing a project with a question for a title, some kind of thesis, exploration into some idea, etc, and the same seems to be true from what I've seen skimming through this thread.

    My EPQ is simply "The Life Cycle of Stars"; it's not a question so much a description/explanation. Both my supervisor and project manager have said this is fine but if I'm honest, they're both idiots. Does the AQA specification say anything about this? I've looked but not found anything...

    Thanks.

    Mine was 'Psychological Explanations of Religious Experiences' and I got an A, so it doesn't matter that you're not doing a question/hypothesis for it.
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    (Original post by CloClo7)
    The Economic Analysis Behind (and then the rest of it, if anyone who knows me reads this, it's pretty obvious who I am ) But its not a question, though I can easily turn it into one if I need to..
    Ah, I see. Great, thanks!

    (Original post by dean1210)
    Mine was 'Psychological Explanations of Religious Experiences' and I got an A, so it doesn't matter that you're not doing a question/hypothesis for it.
    (That sounds really interesting...) Thanks, I'm a tad more at ease now.

    Onwards with pointless equations and big words!
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    Hi, does anybody know if you need to include both footnotes AND a bibliography with an aqa epq? Or can you just do footnotes OR a bibliography?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Joedidyjoe)
    I've been recommended to pick this choice, but can anyone help out on a basic outline of what it is an what it consists of, how how much is it worth?
    Personally I found it absolutely easy and I came out with a grade A! I'm not one of those intelligent people who automatically get easy grades either!

    You get given guidelines of the marking criteria, so long as you follow them you're sorted It involves collecting Primary and Secondary data, though in all honesty all o my primary data was completely made up and I manipulated it with my secondary data so that it was easier for me to link them together/compare them so I had more to write.

    I just popped my 'primary data' into some graphs too to get the even higher marks.

    So yeah if your Uni counts it as points, I'd recommend doing it as it's easy points trust me I'm the laziest person ever and didn't even complete my A level course, so if I can do it then anyone can! It's also good for your personal statement if you do it in an area relating to what you want to do at Uni, as it shows your interest in that subject even more if you're studying it in your own time
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    I maybe repeating a question already asked.
    But whatbsections of the epq get you the most marks, e.g 5000 essay, researching, 15 min presentation, evaluating and review or other.

    I heard it's evaluating and review which means that my essay may be rubbish but good research from many sources, and an excellent review will get me a A.

    What does everyone think? Thanks

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