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    The AQA spec is split into A01, A02, A03, A04.

    For A01, I was thinking of producing a word document stating my aims/objectives and creating a project plan.

    With A02, I'm also considering in making a word document with my research findings and analysing them.

    I have no clue what to do for A03. And A04, im guessing its a project evaluation.

    My supervisor gave me a markscheme and told me to complete the tasks. I'm on summer break so I can't exactly contact him for help.

    Can someone please break down what I have to do in each section?
    Much appreciated, thank you.
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    My approach (and everybody else's from my college) was to write a report (5000 words) which was marked with A01, A02 and A03.
    We then had to fill out paperwork, talking about what we had learnt - this was called an EPQ Log and, along with a presentation after completion of the report, was marked for A04

    It's really complicated so if you have more questions feel free to ask
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    (Original post by harrym96)
    My approach (and everybody else's from my college) was to write a report (5000 words) which was marked with A01, A02 and A03.
    We then had to fill out paperwork, talking about what we had learnt - this was called an EPQ Log and, along with a presentation after completion of the report, was marked for A04

    It's really complicated so if you have more questions feel free to ask
    Thanks for the reply, So what exactly do you have to do for A02 and A03?
    The mark scheme is quite confusing!
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    (Original post by d9717)
    Thanks for the reply, So what exactly do you have to do for A02 and A03?
    The mark scheme is quite confusing!

    From what I remember, AO2 is about the data you use. The relevance of sources that you use is important. Also, this assessment objective takes into account any primary research you have done eg. Survey.
    AO3 covered in your report and 'log' because it's about the skills you have used such as solving problems that may have arisen when producing the report eg. Progress slower than expected.
    To get high marks, as my teacher told me, you should use a wide variety of both primary and secondary resources and always, as you find these sources, be thinking of what makes each source good or bad.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by harrym96)
    From what I remember, AO2 is about the data you use. The relevance of sources that you use is important. Also, this assessment objective takes into account any primary research you have done eg. Survey.
    AO3 covered in your report and 'log' because it's about the skills you have used such as solving problems that may have arisen when producing the report eg. Progress slower than expected.
    To get high marks, as my teacher told me, you should use a wide variety of both primary and secondary resources and always, as you find these sources, be thinking of what makes each source good or bad.

    Hope this helps
    Thank you! So just to clarify A02 involves researching and analysing data and A03 is actually writing the report itself and stating issues/progress with it etc?
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    Yeah A02 is about research and A03 is mainly about problems faced..you get A03 marks from your report and your 'log'
 
 
 
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