My college have advised me to do an EPQ. I was considering being an engineer, but I don't do AS physics. I went to my careers adviser who told me providing I did well in maths, I could get a career in IT.
I'm also planning on building a gaming PC over summer. I was wondering if it would work to make the gaming PC my EPQ (it'd be easy to justify my decisions as I've already done it in my mind before paying £150+ for a part). My personal tutor said it'd be a good idea, but the problem is we start them in college in September and I'm going to build it over summer.
Would this be a good idea? If not, what would be better?
Also, if this would work, what should I do over summer when building it to make sure I have everything I need for the epq?
Would a PC build make a good extended project? watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-04-2016 16:37
- 26-04-2016 23:44
If you mean that you're making it in the summer and your college EP lessons start the next September (before they give you guidance), then make sure you keep some sort of diary of evidence, and a timeline of events. Take photos and make sure you document the process well.
I did the OCR EP and I know there are ticklists online for what to include, so maybe print one off and vaguely follow it before the lessons start so you'll be ahead of time and be able to use the lesson time efficiently. My advice would be get your EP done well in advance/ or past your exams as they need to come first.
The main thing is to just provide evidence and reasoning for every step of your project. Yes, your idea sounds like a good one, and many universities value this qualification
- 18-07-2016 21:29
Im also doing a PC build like you over summer. My EPQ lessons have started so ive started some of it already... However we don't get a tutor for the EP process until the year above have finished (next January) so i think what i am going to do is build the PC now, research the parts, justify decisions, link it all to the title of your project and make sure to have a diary of EVERY step, the exam boards love detail, research and a good evaluation! Just print off the mark scheme for your specific exam board like Annaj97 said and basically jump through their hoops, best way to achieve a high grade is to just do everything the board want even if it is basic and tedious!