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    (Original post by kiyubi)
    did u already finish?
    my deadline is on march the 13th
    Yeah we started around March/April and gave it in October time.
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    Yeah we started around March/April and gave it in October time.
    did u start last year?
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    (Original post by kiyubi)
    did u start last year?
    March/April 2011.
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    March/April 2011.
    nice!
    are u in AS or A2, or are u doing EPQ GCSE?
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    (Original post by kiyubi)
    nice!
    are u in AS or A2, or are u doing EPQ GCSE?
    I'm doing my A2s You're A Level as well? What's your EPQ about?
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    I'm doing my A2s You're A Level as well? What's your EPQ about?
    nice! what subjects are u doing?
    my EPQ is " an ivestigation towards usages of medical herbs"
    and yourself?
    iam in AS
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    (Original post by kiyubi)
    nice! what subjects are u doing?
    my EPQ is " an ivestigation towards usages of medical herbs"
    and yourself?
    iam in AS
    Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. How about you, what subjects are you taking?

    My EPQ was entitled "The Life Cycle of Stars". It was a lot of fun, really enjoyed it
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    Is it too late to start this EPQ project now? It sounds like a lot of work.. I only just read about this thing.
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    (Original post by Crystal12)
    Is it too late to start this EPQ project now? It sounds like a lot of work.. I only just read about this thing.
    Is your deadline in March? It's not too late if you start now! Honestly, do your research this weekend, get loads of information from different sources then every couple of days aim to write at least two points (which will be a paragraph each). I managed to do mine quickly last year and got a high grade. If you do need any help ask teachers, peers or even on here!
    Good luck
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. How about you, what subjects are you taking?

    My EPQ was entitled "The Life Cycle of Stars". It was a lot of fun, really enjoyed it
    nice!
    my subjects are biology, chemistry, maths and EPQ heh!
    nice subjects u got there heh!
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    If you do an artefact and so have to write an 1000 word essay does the essay have to be written with reference to the development of the artefact?
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    (Original post by kiyubi)
    nice!
    my subjects are biology, chemistry, maths and EPQ heh!
    nice subjects u got there heh!
    Not a to-be medic, are you? :P
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    (Original post by TenaciousMonkey)
    Not a to-be medic, are you? :P
    no but somewhere down that route heh!
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    I'm looking to do an Extended Project Qualification along side my three other A levels, as it makes more sense to me and my interests. Plus, it's just basically another A level, in an area pre-emptive to your chosen university degree.

    The area or topic I wish to do it on this something like: The effects on society from post 9/11 Human Rights Abuses (looking in specific at the law and anthropological side of things)


    I was wondering if anybody had done an EPQ before? or had any experience in doing so?

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    I did an EPQ last year - your topic sounds interesting, although I'd suggest that you tighten it up a bit. For instance, instead of writing about the effects on 'society' it you should probably be a little more specific, i.e. 'British society', 'American society', 'Western society' or something like that. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    What degree course are you interested in, by the way?
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    (Original post by whatsername2009)
    I did an EPQ last year - your topic sounds interesting, although I'd suggest that you tighten it up a bit. For instance, instead of writing about the effects on 'society' it you should probably be a little more specific, i.e. 'British society', 'American society', 'Western society' or something like that. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    What degree course are you interested in, by the way?
    Hi, Thanks for the fast reply...

    I'm interested in Law, OR anthropology. If I was going go into law, it would be human rights law, so I can begin defending people who are at guantanamo bay etc.

    My topic of interest that I read about loads currently is human rights abuses, in specific US led human rights abuses, revolving around post 9/11 afghanistan, and thus the creation of secret prisons etc.

    The only reason I am doing this is because I highly doubt I can gain any anthropology experience? frankly, and I've applied for some summer experience at a couple of law firms of which I'm waiting to hear back from so it seems the logical route.

    I have a few questions:

    - Is it set out like a proper A level, i.e. is there a fixed time limit? or is it very much, you set your own deadline etc.?
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    Time management is one of the things you're assessed on, but there's not really a time limit. The only restriction is the exam board deadlines for when the project has to be submitted for moderation, which I think were November and May depending on which exam period you were submitting for (if that makes sense). So I started research and planning over the summer holidays between Year 12 and Year 13, then started writing the project around the start of term in September and had it finished a week or two after October half term. The way my school organised it, half the year was meant to submit in November and the other half in May, so we could choose when we wanted to write the project, although in practice most people in my group missed the November deadline and had to submit in May anyway. It shouldn't take you more than a couple of months to do, but it depends on what kind of research you need to do in preparation. Throughout the project you have to arrange meetings with your supervisor (probably a teacher at your school, either a form teacher or subject teacher in a relevant field) and fill out a kind of log of how the project is progressing and what changes you've made to your original plan - it's important to fill this in carefully, as a large proportion of your overal mark depends on it. Your supervisor will probably suggest deadlines for stages of the project, e.g. when they want a complete first draft, but it is extremely flexible.

    I think in terms of UCAS tariff points an EPQ is equivalent to an AS level, which I'd say is about right given that it doesn't take very long to complete. Personally I didn't need the points as I was already doing four A-levels, but it makes for a good personal statement and is also a useful talking point if you have interviews.
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    (Original post by whatsername2009)
    Time management is one of the things you're assessed on, but there's not really a time limit. The only restriction is the exam board deadlines for when the project has to be submitted for moderation, which I think were November and May depending on which exam period you were submitting for (if that makes sense). So I started research and planning over the summer holidays between Year 12 and Year 13, then started writing the project around the start of term in September and had it finished a week or two after October half term. The way my school organised it, half the year was meant to submit in November and the other half in May, so we could choose when we wanted to write the project, although in practice most people in my group missed the November deadline and had to submit in May anyway. It shouldn't take you more than a couple of months to do, but it depends on what kind of research you need to do in preparation. Throughout the project you have to arrange meetings with your supervisor (probably a teacher at your school, either a form teacher or subject teacher in a relevant field) and fill out a kind of log of how the project is progressing and what changes you've made to your original plan - it's important to fill this in carefully, as a large proportion of your overal mark depends on it. Your supervisor will probably suggest deadlines for stages of the project, e.g. when they want a complete first draft, but it is extremely flexible.

    I think in terms of UCAS tariff points an EPQ is equivalent to an AS level, which I'd say is about right given that it doesn't take very long to complete. Personally I didn't need the points as I was already doing four A-levels, but it makes for a good personal statement and is also a useful talking point if you have interviews.
    That's great advice. I shouldn't need the points either, as the university's I wish to apply for, although are competitive only require 3 A levels for their offers. But precisely, the later - It's just a good thing to do. I am the only one that I know off in my school that has even thought about this, and after the exam on wednesday is over, I'm going to discuss it with my ethics teacher (as she is the teacher I bond well with, as she's not an idiot )

    I also think it's good relevant information for your degree, so it's almost giving me a head start into the applied side of law and the cultural side of anthropology.

    Of which, could you perhaps suggest anythings I could do for anthropology? (the study of cultures and people)... I'm keeping my options open, for law and anthropology with philosophy as a backup.

    Edit: Just checked, the tariff points for EPQ and A levels, are exactly the same, so yeah - It's just an additional more relevant A level
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    That's great advice. I shouldn't need the points either, as the university's I wish to apply for, although are competitive only require 3 A levels for their offers. But precisely, the later - It's just a good thing to do. I am the only one that I know off in my school that has even thought about this, and after the exam on wednesday is over, I'm going to discuss it with my ethics teacher (as she is the teacher I bond well with, as she's not an idiot )

    I also think it's good relevant information for your degree, so it's almost giving me a head start into the applied side of law and the cultural side of anthropology.

    Of which, could you perhaps suggest anythings I could do for anthropology? (the study of cultures and people)... I'm keeping my options open, for law and anthropology with philosophy as a backup.

    Edit: Just checked, the tariff points for EPQ and A levels, are exactly the same, so yeah - It's just an additional more relevant A level
    I see what you mean - for the same reason, a lot of medicine applicants do a medicine-related EPQ to demonstrate that they have some idea of what the degree will involve, and that's applicable to any subject you haven't studied at A-level, e.g. Anthropology. Unfortunately I know almost nothing about it, as I'm a first year at university studying English Literature and my EPQ was literature-based, but I'm sure there are others on the forum who could advise you. Is there a particular area of anthropology that interests you?
 
 
 

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