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    (Original post by Sarah182)
    I got an A* in my EPQ

    I was wondering... the column next to the grade is 'Points', and mine says 26.. does anyone have any idea what that's out of??
    No idea - but you got a better A* than me if the "points" actually mean anything - I got 24. Nice one for you!
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    My essay is supposed to be 5000 words long, but at the moment its 5015. is that ok?
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    (Original post by Sarah182)
    I got an A* in my EPQ

    I was wondering... the column next to the grade is 'Points', and mine says 26.. does anyone have any idea what that's out of??
    i thought it was out of 50, but who knows. i got 20 thoguh which was an A.
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    (Original post by teukiechul)
    i thought it was out of 50, but who knows. i got 20 thoguh which was an A.
    I thought it was out of 50 as well! On the AQA website, the grade boundaries show the UMS as out of 50... they clearly don't know what they're talking about :rolleyes:
    well done anyway!!
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    I just got my results back.... A* for my extended Project, don't worry about size, mine was about 8000 words, they obviously didn't care
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    (Original post by Sarah182)
    I got an A* in my EPQ

    I was wondering... the column next to the grade is 'Points', and mine says 26.. does anyone have any idea what that's out of??
    (Original post by CatieW)
    No idea - but you got a better A* than me if the "points" actually mean anything - I got 24. Nice one for you!
    (Original post by teukiechul)
    i thought it was out of 50, but who knows. i got 20 thoguh which was an A.
    (Original post by Sarah182)
    I thought it was out of 50 as well! On the AQA website, the grade boundaries show the UMS as out of 50... they clearly don't know what they're talking about :rolleyes:
    well done anyway!!
    The points are only relevant for those doing it as part of the diploma.
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    (Original post by mizzangelic05)
    My essay is supposed to be 5000 words long, but at the moment its 5015. is that ok?
    It isn't like they are going to count each word is it?
    They know roughly what 5000 words looks like - about 8-10 pages afaik - and that is their rule of thumb.
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    (Original post by ghast)
    The points are only relevant for those doing it as part of the diploma.
    oh okay, thanks!
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    (Original post by Oliver Merry)
    I just got my results back.... A* for my extended Project, don't worry about size, mine was about 8000 words, they obviously didn't care
    Ahh, no way! I've been fighting to keep it to 5,000...

    Oh well, I think I've got it to about the right length at the moment.

    By the way, I'm not sure if anybody's already asked this, but does the reference sheet (list of sources) count in the overall word count? I'd imagine it wouldn't, but I thought I'd check.
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    I'm starting the EPQ in September, although i'm still unsure as to what topic to pick!!!

    My options so far, without edited titles:

    1. The Victorian thoughts on death and the emergence of 'Memento Mori' photography.

    2. To what extent was Henry VIII's reign influences by his mother?

    3. What happened to the 'princes in the tower', impersonators or the true king?

    4. I'd LOVE to do something about Henry VIII's wives but it's difficult to think of something that hasn't been overly done already. (?!)
    Help! (If this is still the place to post )

    They seriously need to be edited, and I seriously need sleep :P
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    I've just received my EPQ result. It read: 'A 23 points.' Does anyone know how many points this total is out of? I originally thought you got a mark out of 50!?
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    I'm doing an EPQ mostly about physics. the idea I have atm is something along the lines of 'is space colonization possible'. so whether its possible and why/if we should do it. is this idea too broad or should i focus it down to one aspect of it?
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    (Original post by lordromanov)
    I'm doing an EPQ mostly about physics. the idea I have atm is something along the lines of 'is space colonization possible'. so whether its possible and why/if we should do it. is this idea too broad or should i focus it down to one aspect of it?
    That is not "mostly about physics". It firmly belongs to the realm of science fiction or imaginative writing.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    That is not "mostly about physics". It firmly belongs to the realm of science fiction or imaginative writing.
    Steven Hawking believes that the human race can only survive in the future if we colonise in space

    You could talk about energy resources, whether life is possible, trying to rebuild the features and setting of the earth etc.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    That is not "mostly about physics". It firmly belongs to the realm of science fiction or imaginative writing.
    Not necessarily. There is alot of stuff in there; Dyson spheres, getting around the radiation problem, interstellar travel, energy sources. There is alot in there... prehaps too much.
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    (Original post by grcorbin)
    I've just received my EPQ result. It read: 'A 23 points.' Does anyone know how many points this total is out of? I originally thought you got a mark out of 50!?
    I submitted my Level 3 EPQ in November 2009, got the marks in January 2010 and my UMS score was out of 90. The raw marks are out of 50. From what I've read on here, it's a different UMS score if it's submitted as part of a diploma, but mine was a stand-alone AQA qualification, worth half an A2.

    To complicate things further, in terms of UCAS tariff points they're worth the same as an AS-Level (but the A* is 70 points).

    It's possible that different exam boards give you different scores on your statements as well. But I don't really know the answer to your question. Sorry
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    That is not "mostly about physics". It firmly belongs to the realm of science fiction or imaginative writing.
    i was being unclear here. what i meant to say was that i intend it to be mostly about the physics parts of it, as thats what i want to take at university. should i then concentrate on one more focussed aspect of it then? and if so, which one?
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    (Original post by lordromanov)
    i was being unclear here. what i meant to say was that i intend it to be mostly about the physics parts of it, as thats what i want to take at university. should i then concentrate on one more focussed aspect of it then? and if so, which one?
    May I suggest looking at this http://www.astronomycast.com/space-f...civilizations/
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    (Original post by lordromanov)
    i was being unclear here. what i meant to say was that i intend it to be mostly about the physics parts of it, as thats what i want to take at university. should i then concentrate on one more focussed aspect of it then? and if so, which one?
    I was being a bit negative because I find the EPQ irritating. It has the potential to be a worthwhile exercise but, more often than not, is a complete waste of time. In many schools, the EPQ is supervised and assessed by a non-specialist and this has resulted in high marks being awarded to students who have done nothing more than churn out pages of pseudoscientific drivel.

    For example, your EPQ could begin like this:

    In the future, it may be possible to colonize space by tunnelling through wormholes in the centres of black holes in order to teleport across great distances instantaneously.

    See what I mean? It is easy to end up on this path.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    I was being a bit negative because I find the EPQ irritating. It has the potential to be a worthwhile exercise but, more often than not, is a complete waste of time. In many schools, the EPQ is supervised and assessed by a non-specialist and this has resulted in high marks being awarded to students who have done nothing more than churn out pages of pseudoscientific drivel.

    For example, your EPQ could begin like this:

    In the future, it may be possible to colonize space by tunnelling through wormholes in the centres of black holes in order to teleport across great distances instantaneously.

    See what I mean? It is easy to end up on this path.
    yeah i see your point. a better idea is just to limit it to the solar system or something to get rid of a lot of the sci-fi stuff
 
 
 

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