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    is there anyone who would be willing to post their EPQ, as I have no idea of the standard which is expected. Unfortunately we have been given minimal information at school and I would really appreciate viewing just how much is involved in the extended project.
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    At our college everyone has to do an EPQ. The first day back after half term we have a tutor meeting about EPQ topics and how to start. I have no idea what i want to do. How are you meant to write 5000 words on one narrow question?!
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    (Original post by Mojojojo)
    At our college everyone has to do an EPQ. The first day back after half term we have a tutor meeting about EPQ topics and how to start. I have no idea what i want to do. How are you meant to write 5000 words on one narrow question?!
    It maybe a narrow question but the idea is that you research around the topic and then bring your ideas together. At least, that is my interpretation and my strategy.
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    Starting mine now I have finished all my AS exams, doing it on The Leveson Inquiry, specifically about whether we should have a self regulating press or not.. Looking forward to it!
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    Hello

    I want to complete my EPQ this summer or at least until Sep/Oct and am in the process of choosing a topic. I am planning to read Law at university and was thinking of a question that links morality with law, societies and how the law is representative of the people that made it and reflects their attitudes. I was also thinking of writing about how law changed through the years and the role it plays in a society....

    Any ideas? Unfortunately that is all that I can think of at the moment :confused:
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    I'm starting my EPQ now, though the summer holidays unofficially since exams are all done and because of this I'm confused about the parts of the EPQ that require a supervisor/validator. I'm trying to finish the majority of the work on the EPQ over the next 3 months before we get back for A2, in order to avoid being distracted during term. How would I get the discussions/reviews of the various stages done (and, more importantly, on the log) if I'm doing it in the holidays when college isn't even open? Thanks in advance.
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    so im doing the EPQ on medical treatments vs talking treatments and i would like some advice on where i can get my research from and how i can get hold of them, please can anyone give me some ideas urgently, it will be much aprreciated, thnks
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    (Original post by S_123)
    Do you know what he/she has given you? Could you negotiate it?
    How exactly does the supervisor's marking influence the exam board's? I hadn't read of this before...
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    Hi
    Im starting the extended project this summer and was really struggling to decide what to do...
    I currently study biology,chemistry,maths and physics but will be dropping physics next year!!!
    I would like to study pharmacy at uni so would like to do something involving it.
    I was looking into autoimmune diseases and alzeimer's but can't think of anything more specific..
    Any idea's would really be appreciated
    Thanks in advance
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    I want to do law at Uni but I have a high interest in Greek Mythology and other mythologies. Would any of these be good for an EPQ?

    Influence of Ancient Greek Religion on the Laws of Ancient Greek society.

    Significance of Ancient Mythology on modern day law.


    Please suggest any that may be better for more meaty.
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    (Original post by Dust.)
    I want to do law at Uni but I have a high interest in Greek Mythology and other mythologies. Would any of these be good for an EPQ?

    Influence of Ancient Greek Religion on the Laws of Ancient Greek society.

    Significance of Ancient Mythology on modern day law.


    Please suggest any that may be better for more meaty.
    I would say that is quite an in-depth and complex subject to look at so any long piece of writing on it would be quite well taken by a university. Assuming you have the predicted grades (I really don't know anything about the law route but guessing its the same) for your course go for it!
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    (Original post by insomniacramblings)
    How exactly does the supervisor's marking influence the exam board's? I hadn't read of this before...
    I assumed it was the same as, say, English coursework. Your teacher marks it and then it gets sent to the exam board and you usually get the same mark your teacher gave you unless they were unreasonably nice/harsh with their marking. So I think the mark you get from your supervisor is the one you will get from the exam board unless your supervisor has made a mistake with the marking.
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    Hey, I have a question. I finished my EPQ on the extent to which homosexuality is accepted in the UK at about 7,100 words when fully edited and complete. I spoke to my teacher who said this was fine and I noted they said this in my Project Log. It's been sent off to be marked. My problem's the opposite of others - I had to edit down about 9,000 words as much as possible to try and get closer to 5,000. Will being over 2,000 words over the word count affect my grade? Or is that just a recommended word count?

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by eelnais)
    Hey, I have a question. I finished my EPQ on the extent to which homosexuality is accepted in the UK at about 7,100 words when fully edited and complete. I spoke to my teacher who said this was fine and I noted they said this in my Project Log. It's been sent off to be marked. My problem's the opposite of others - I had to edit down about 9,000 words as much as possible to try and get closer to 5,000. Will being over 2,000 words over the word count affect my grade? Or is that just a recommended word count?

    Thank you.
    I don't think it's a problem. If your teacher said it was fine, then it should be ok. In my college, someone wrote 24,000 words and is on track for a high grade, so I expect 7,100 will be fine.
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    I'm having some trouble with the question/title focusing on Political Philosophy, but can't get it right. How to phrase a question relating to Plato's criticism of democracy?
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    Does anyone have any thoughts for an English Literature orientated EPQ? Trying to think of ideas, help would be really appreciated :kiss:
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    (Original post by Hamzi)
    I am doing an EPQ on the ethics of stem cell research and I really need good sources to research because the one's I found kept repeating the same points over and over again in different words so now I am struggling to write a 5000 word dessertation.
    I am enjoying doing my project but its just that I am not finding enough information to write 5000 word on it so please help me if you can.
    One of best things about doing an EPQ is the way it teaches you to research. There really is no substitute to you researching it all for yourself. Have you been to the local library or are all of your sources from the internet? Could you possibly visit a university library? I managed to get a pass to visit Manchester Univeristy Library which in the end did not turn out to be that useful for my topic but it helped a lot of people and would help you on your chosen area. Make sure you plan the dissertation, possibly splitting it up into sections with subtitles so that you know where you're going with each section.

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    Hello

    I want to complete my EPQ this summer or at least until Sep/Oct and am in the process of choosing a topic. I am planning to read Law at university and was thinking of a question that links morality with law, societies and how the law is representative of the people that made it and reflects their attitudes. I was also thinking of writing about how law changed through the years and the role it plays in a society....

    Any ideas? Unfortunately that is all that I can think of at the moment :confused:
    It's best to pick an area that has some debate, that way you can produce a balanced dissertation. I don't really know anything about law and it's best if you come up with your question yourself as you can discuss this later on in your evaluation. How about something like 'To what extent is the law representative of the creators' attitudes and how has this changed over the past X years?'


    (Original post by insomniacramblings)
    I'm starting my EPQ now, though the summer holidays unofficially since exams are all done and because of this I'm confused about the parts of the EPQ that require a supervisor/validator. I'm trying to finish the majority of the work on the EPQ over the next 3 months before we get back for A2, in order to avoid being distracted during term. How would I get the discussions/reviews of the various stages done (and, more importantly, on the log) if I'm doing it in the holidays when college isn't even open? Thanks in advance.
    Your log doesn't need to be checked off at all. The only time my mentor ever saw my log was when I handed it in! I guess the simple answer is unless your mentor wants to mark anything during their summer holiday (I doubt they will!!!) you will have to produce what you think is right and have it checked when you get back to school.

    (Original post by insomniacramblings)
    I'm having some trouble with the question/title focusing on Political Philosophy, but can't get it right. How to phrase a question relating to Plato's criticism of democracy?
    It's good to use 'How far' and 'To what extent' at the beginning of the question as it leads to debate. I don't know about Plato's criticism of democracy though, sorry!
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    I'm planning on doing an EPQ about women who fought for equal rights. I don't want to focus on just the typical ones like Mary Seacole,the Pankhurst sisters etc. What books or websites do you think will help me? Thanks.


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    Can someone help me. How would i go about the discussion part of my EPQ, my question is about whether the uk judiciary are representative of uk defendants
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    (Original post by Stripes23)
    I don't think it's a problem. If your teacher said it was fine, then it should be ok. In my college, someone wrote 24,000 words and is on track for a high grade, so I expect 7,100 will be fine.
    Thank you.

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