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    I'm doing an EPQ for Year 12 but I'm so clueless about what to do it on, I'm kinda confused as I only planned to do an EPQ when I didn't get the grades for two of my subjects, so less than a week.

    I know some people do it related to what they want to do in the future, but yet again I am stumped. I wanted to do something related with writing but I got C's in my literature and language (which I'm so gutted about as I believed English to be one of my strongest points and I was really looking forward to taking it for A Level). I'm also interested in music, not performing and playing it, but listening to it and watching concerts.

    Has anyone done an EPQ themselves when they've not known which direction they want to head in after A Levels?
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    A good idea is to figure out exactly what subject you want to do it on. It is all about narrowing it to a specific topic and being able to show independance and research skills. It's only worth an AS and quite a few universities don't pay an EPQ any attention. Theres no point doing it if you do not want to put in the amount of hours and work that is needed. If you cannot think of a topic or how to start it, an EPQ probably isnt for you. Thats not to say you shouldnt! But it wont be much use if you get a bad grade. Maybe try talking to a teacher or a member of TSR who has done an EPQ to figure out exactly if you want to do it. Good luck!
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    (Original post by athena.nms)
    A good idea is to figure out exactly what subject you want to do it on. It is all about narrowing it to a specific topic and being able to show independance and research skills. It's only worth an AS and quite a few universities don't pay an EPQ any attention. Theres no point doing it if you do not want to put in the amount of hours and work that is needed. If you cannot think of a topic or how to start it, an EPQ probably isnt for you. Thats not to say you shouldnt! But it wont be much use if you get a bad grade. Maybe try talking to a teacher or a member of TSR who has done an EPQ to figure out exactly if you want to do it. Good luck!
    I don't want to go to university so it doesn't really phase me in that sense. As long as I pick a topic that interests me I'll get really into it and try my absolute hardest. I had got good grades for my GCSE coursework which was mainly independent work so that wasn't a problem. I just kinda need my eureka moment when I think of a topic that I'd find super interesting and enjoy doing. There's no point doing something if you're not motivated by it! Thank you for your help!
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    You could blend both English and Music and write about how English Lit and/or poems from past and present have influenced Modern Music? Just an idea haha
 
 
 

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