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    I have had ideas of what to do for my EPQ, I was thinking of talking about if euthanasia should be legalised or if people with conditions such as obesity or COPD who caused their own illness should be treated on the NHS. I just don't know if they're too politics/law oriented. I'm doing chemistry, biology and history so i don't know if I'm allowed to talk about whatever I want or if it has to be more oriented towards the A-levels I'm taking?
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    Your EPQ can be about whatever you want and can be completely unrelated to your A level options, however the best thing to link it to is the area of study or work you want to go into in the future))
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    (Original post by xxVENUSx)
    I have had ideas of what to do for my EPQ, I was thinking of talking about if euthanasia should be legalised or if people with conditions such as obesity or COPD who caused their own illness should be treated on the NHS. I just don't know if they're too politics/law oriented. I'm doing chemistry, biology and history so i don't know if I'm allowed to talk about whatever I want or if it has to be more oriented towards the A-levels I'm taking?
    Depends on what you want to do after your A Levels. If you want to do a science, there are probably more useful topics you could choose than the ethics-based ones you've mentioned (choose something that will actually require you to read scientific literature). If you're going into a humanities subject then it's a bit more acceptable but the topics you've mentioned are very cliche EPQ titles. This might sound a bit unfair but the first impression an examiner would probably get if they saw that as your title is "This person couldn't think of an interesting, original topic so they went for one of the most obvious ethical questions that most laypeople will already have thought about". I appreciate that they're interesting questions to think about - because they are - but I think you could be a bit more adventurous with your question. If you do desperately want to do something to do with ethics then do some actual research into medical ethics (or whatever branch you're interested in) and look for a question that's still interesting but is a bit more original.
 
 
 
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