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    At the moment, I am planning to do an EPQ which is relevant to History as I am wanting to study History at uni. I think I am going to do something on the reign of Elizabeth I - does anyone have any advice/guidance on any areas that one thinks would be beneficial/interesting to explore? I know, ultimately, that I will choose something that really interests me, but the topic is so broad to start with that I was wondering if any could suggest somewhere to start/break it down? Thanks in advance and apologies for the long message
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    (Original post by jon_lester123)
    At the moment, I am planning to do an EPQ which is relevant to History as I am wanting to study History at uni. I think I am going to do something on the reign of Elizabeth I - does anyone have any advice/guidance on any areas that one thinks would be beneficial/interesting to explore? I know, ultimately, that I will choose something that really interests me, but the topic is so broad to start with that I was wondering if any could suggest somewhere to start/break it down? Thanks in advance and apologies for the long message
    Heard the Dudley's are interesting to write about or one of the families.
    But if you're doing A2 history about Elizabeth I then I don't think you can do your EPQ on Elizabeth I.
    However I think you can go around this by doing something that is not covered in the A2 Elizabeth I course, which is rather difficult as it covers most of the important aspects of Elizabeth I.
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    (Original post by TheHaylio)
    Can anyone help me with distinguishing between primary and secondary sources?

    I thought a primary source was one you had researched yourself?

    Also what happens if the source you have is a journal, where they reference someone elses work? Do you have to mention that in your source log, stating it makes it less valuable? Thank you!
    Primary sources are your own original findings, this can be done through questionaires, case studies, interviews etc.
    If you use something and in that piece references others, write down both and look into who these people are-are they respected in their field or are they placing a sort of bias on accounts? It could be considered to be less valuable due to this bias, but you could say that it made you look at a particular view in a different light.
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    Would anyone who has some knowledge in the area of law-related EPQs be able to critique my question if I were to message it to them? Thanks!
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    (Original post by TheHaylio)
    Can anyone help me with distinguishing between primary and secondary sources?

    I thought a primary source was one you had researched yourself?

    Also what happens if the source you have is a journal, where they reference someone elses work? Do you have to mention that in your source log, stating it makes it less valuable? Thank you!
    Primary is any information that you have gained. It also includes any unprocessed RAW data that has been gained by others. So for example if you interpreted RAW census data (if you contacted the department of statistics for example) and analysed the raw data yourself that would be primary - even though you did not collect it ! So primary is more concerned with who interprets the data !


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    Abnyone doing AQA know how they are doing the inital plan?
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    I did an EPQ last year and I have to advise you to 1. Research in the summer and write down sources with notes.
    2. Write a little every week/fortnight

    I pretty much wrote the entire thing in a few weeks and had to lie heinously on my project log and reading list etc. I've no idea what I've got, perhaps it's not such a bad method!

    I do advise it though, but pick something you'll find interesting. It gave me something to talk about in my personal statement and interviews too ...


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    I've recently decided to completely change my topic for my EPQ.

    Does anyone know if I have to start a new production log or not?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Americaniamh)
    I've recently decided to completely change my topic for my EPQ.

    Does anyone know if I have to start a new production log or not?

    Thanks!
    How far into it were you?
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    (Original post by MissBlueskys)
    How far into it were you?
    Centre coordinator had approved previous topic.
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    (Original post by Americaniamh)
    Centre coordinator had approved previous topic.
    Depends on how different it is. If you have gone from law to english, then yes I would ask for a new production log. If you have gone from say the impact of civil rights in america to the slave trade I would just use it as one of the changes you made along the way and say your research brought it more to your interest.
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    (Original post by MissBlueskys)
    Depends on how different it is. If you have gone from law to english, then yes I would ask for a new production log. If you have gone from say the impact of civil rights in america to the slave trade I would just use it as one of the changes you made along the way and say your research brought it more to your interest.
    OK thanks I think I need a new log!
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    Hey, was thinking of doing this i know its hard work but would be good for UCAS but im stuck on ideas does anyone have any? I was thinking something along the lines of law but maybe black magic.


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    Doing the EPQ, thinking of making it History/Politics orientated.
    Any ideas on what it should be about and how it should be structured?
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    I'm going to do my EPQ based about Geography. I am interested in glaciology and climate change science, but I am not sure what to do my project on as it needs to be away from the syllabus and both topics are covered vaguely. I was thinking about something to do with South America/Patahgonia/Andes or something to do with ice core analysis, I'm not sure. I am interested in those two topics and open to suggestions. Help would be greatly appreciated
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    (Original post by N0body)
    Heard the Dudley's are interesting to write about or one of the families.
    But if you're doing A2 history about Elizabeth I then I don't think you can do your EPQ on Elizabeth I.
    However I think you can go around this by doing something that is not covered in the A2 Elizabeth I course, which is rather difficult as it covers most of the important aspects of Elizabeth I.
    My A2 course does not cover the reign of Elizabeth I at all so it is fine for me thanks for the advice though!
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    I got full marks for my EPQ I think the presentation saved me
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    Hello, I have my question of what Iwant to study as my project, and now I don't really know where to start? Could anyone give me step by step procedures on how to get started? It would be much appreciated! Thank you !
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    Hi,
    Basically, I was planning on doing a psychology EPQ as I thought I wanted to do that at university. However, recently I decided that I wanted to take biology instead (I've always been interested in the more biological side of psychology anyway) and my careers advisor said that she would tell I would prefer biology more just by talking to me.
    I still want to do my EPQ with a psychological basis though as I have my psychology teacher as a mentor, so I was wondering about possible questions where I could combine biological and psychological aspects?
    I was thinking about exploring the dopamine theory of schizophrenia as it involves biochemistry, but I'm not sure how to involve a lot of biology when I'm talking about other approaches. My teacher also keeps telling me that it needs to be a controversial topic, and I'm not sure that this is?
    Can anyone give me ideas of an actual question around this topic?
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    (Original post by oh_hurricane)
    this may sound silly, so excuse me but i am a foreign student. so therefore i am a lot better at speaking my home language than English. i am just about to begin my EPQ and i was wondering if it was possible to write it in a foreign language.

    if it is not so much marked on grammar then i do not mind writing in English but i feel it would be easier to write in Greek as i would not have to worry as much.
    i'm afraid not mate

    one of my friends wanted to do an essay in french and they said no
 
 
 

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