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    For anyone who done the EPQ and gotten an A* what did u include in you project, including the researching and developing stages?
    Thanks
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    Hi guys,

    In the summer I'm going on a school trip to a small town in Tanzania for a month to help renovate some classrooms in a school, teach a few lessons and also get an insight into their way of life/culture etc.

    I'm thinking I'd like to do an EPQ on something to do with Tanzanian/African economics and development.

    I'm thinking perhaps a comparison between the economies, or maybe a comparison between our education systems, but to be honest would like to do something a little more outside the box.

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what kind of investigation I could do?
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    so i'm currently doing the AQA EPQ and i have decided that ill be comparing medical treatments and talking treats in which i could bring in psychological explanation aswell

    i am wondering if this will be a right choice for me and if yes then how can i start my research and what can i use first? i would appreciate any help or opnnions, it will be very useful
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    Hi, I'm considering doing Business and/or Geography at Uni, so I'm going to base my EPQ on this, I just can't think of any topic for it, any ideas? I kind of want to link the two together, but if not I'll focus on business
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    I'm having trouble thinking of a question or title for my extended project.
    I know that I want to do something unlike my AS levels. I have a particular interest in computing.
    I am able to build a computer, and create a website using most most languages. Though, my skills are weak when it comes to creating programs (C++ etc), so I wouldn't be able to do anything of this sort.
    Does anyone have any ideas to do with computing that I could use?
    Oh and AQA give you the option of 5000 words, or 1000 words with a project. I'd much prefer to do a project though.

    Thanks very much for any help!
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    Computing is something that would be inadvisable for an extended project especially if you can't program, anything to do with computing is going to require learning a skill which ordinarily would lead to its own qualification not to mention the costs if you're going to do a project.

    That said I suppose it wouldn't be impossible to do something on the arduino platform or similar.
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    I'm just wondering what paperwork actually needs to be handed in for the deadline? Im guessing the completed project log but what else???
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    Guys, do you find when you are filling in the production log you tend to talk complete rubbish and often repeat yourself. I think I have masters one skill, and that's writing the same thing in 4 different ways so I fill the page up!
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    (Original post by Alpha5)
    Guys, do you find when you are filling in the production log you tend to talk complete rubbish and often repeat yourself. I think I have masters one skill, and that's writing the same thing in 4 different ways so I fill the page up!
    Yeah I did, one of my friends said I also talked to much about content than like the independent skills. But I have handed it so can't do anymore. I used this to help me give me an idea of what to write - http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/pdf/AQA...B-SAMPLE36.PDF
    Since the advice from my tutor was pretty basic and not very helpful.
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    Hi , i was wondering is it possible to do 2 extended projects during the sixth form? And if yes will it give me any advantage ? Thanks.
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    Hi,

    I am going to be doing my EPQ soon and I want to do Optometry at Uni, and intend to apply for it next year.

    I want to do my EPQ on something related to eyes/optometry always. But I have a great interest for the Israel-Palestine conflict, has anyone got any ideas on how I can incorporate the 2 together?

    Thank you, and please do reply if you have any ideas or suggestions for me.

    It doesn't necessarily have to be related to Optometry, maybe the eyes, or something health-care related I guess...
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    (Original post by MissBlueskys)
    Yeah I did, one of my friends said I also talked to much about content than like the independent skills. But I have handed it so can't do anymore. I used this to help me give me an idea of what to write - http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/pdf/AQA...B-SAMPLE36.PDF
    Since the advice from my tutor was pretty basic and not very helpful.
    the epq does get a bit tedious at times. I enjoyed writing the essay, but just hate the production log. what grade did the student doing the epq you attached get? Thanks
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    (Original post by Alpha5)
    the epq does get a bit tedious at times. I enjoyed writing the essay, but just hate the production log. what grade did the student doing the epq you attached get? Thanks
    Yeah I really enjoyed writing the essay as it was about the subject I am most passionate about so was like a relief from college work. I think it says he got an A.
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    can we include epq meetings in our bacc diary?
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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of doing an EPQ but I have stalled on ideas for a title.
    I was thinking of doing it on airports/travel but cannot think of a direct line to go down,

    Any ideas would be appreciated
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    Just do what you're most interested, all that matters at the end of the day is the grade and you're most likely to get a good grade if you do what you're interested.

    You don't need to link the two
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    Hi guys,

    In the summer I'm going on a school trip to a small town in Tanzania for a month to help renovate some classrooms in a school, teach a few lessons and also get an insight into their way of life/culture etc.

    I'm thinking I'd like to do an EPQ on something to do with Tanzanian/African economics and development.

    I'm thinking perhaps a comparison between the economies, or maybe a comparison between our education systems, but to be honest would like to do something a little more outside the box.

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what kind of investigation I could do?
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    Hopefully will be doing an EPQ, but have to apply as its over-subscribed at my school.
    In the application you have to propose an essay title, and I am really stuck for ideas.
    Im going to do history at Uni, so I think it should be on a historical topic.
    Obviously, I dont want to do WW1, WW2, Russia (Cold War and Revolution) as they are all on my school syllabus, and would like to do something "unique" but researchable.
    Anyone got any interesting historical topics to suggest? Thanks in advance!
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    The 'short' life of Napoleon - A Biography
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    Don't do it on the creation/evolution controversy, its too hard to answer so i lost a grade and got a B.

    Do it on something you are actually interested in though because you have to stick it out for a whole year completely independently and need the motivation.

    it doesn't even have to be related to your subjects, the only thing epq is useful for is to say that you can work independently etc. in your personal statement.

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