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I'm doing an EPQ and have no idea what the examiners will mark it on, can anyone help? I'm doing AQA level 3, I'm doing a written essay on physics, and know I have to do a Gantt chart, an essay, a presentation and a bibliography but apart from that I'm pretty confused on what I will be marked on. I'm aiming for A/A*, any help will be appreciated
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I'm doing an EPQ and have no idea what the examiners will mark it on, can anyone help? I'm doing AQA level 3, I'm doing a written essay on physics, and know I have to do a Gantt chart, an essay, a presentation and a bibliography but apart from that I'm pretty confused on what I will be marked on. I'm aiming for A/A*, any help will be appreciated
The mark scheme for the AQA EPQ can be found here, under Assessment Criteria in the Assessing the Extended Project section
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The mark scheme for the AQA EPQ can be found here, under Assessment Criteria in the Assessing the Extended Project section
Thank you for the quick response! Have you done the EPQ and if so do you have any personal advice? My teacher hasn't been teaching it very well so I'm constantly feeling a bit lost with it
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Thank you for the quick response! Have you done the EPQ and if so do you have any personal advice? My teacher hasn't been teaching it very well so I'm constantly feeling a bit lost with it
You're welcome! Yes, I did the EPQ with AQA a couple of years ago

My best advice would be:

- Fill in the Log Book as thoroughly as you can. Although the essay is an important component of the project, most of the marks actually come from the Log Book
- Make sure you use at least 3 types of source of information, e.g. a book, an online article, and a TV programme - not using a wide range of resources will lose you marks
- Make a note of all the resources you use and the date on which you accessed them. You'll need to reference all of the sources you use (including any images, maps etc), and include them in your bibliography with the dates accessed (even resources you don't directly refer to in your essay). Remember to keep the bibliography as a separate document from your main essay
- Make sure your presentation has an interactive element to it (the easiest way to meet this criteria is by allowing the opportunity for the audience to ask questions at the end)

And a general tip - if you haven't already started doing research, then I'd definitely suggest writing your essay as you are doing your research. If you do all of your research before writing your essay, you may find that you don't have enough information to write about, and by that point you could be running out of time. If you write the essay as you go along, you'll be able to notice any problems and make adjustments sooner.

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know
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Thank you that's a big help! would you say you found EPQ easy or difficult?
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Thank you that's a big help! would you say you found EPQ easy or difficult?
I wouldn't say the EPQ was particularly easy or difficult, but it was a bit tedious at times, especially filling in the Log Book. I think the hardest bit for me was the presentation, I was so nervous!
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I wouldn't say the EPQ was particularly easy or difficult, but it was a bit tedious at times, especially filling in the Log Book. I think the hardest bit for me was the presentation, I was so nervous!
Haha luckily I'm okay with presentations! What was your title out of interest?
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Haha luckily I'm okay with presentations! What was your title out of interest?
Ah I'm jealous of your presentation skills

My EPQ title was 'The Extinction of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid or a Different Cause?'
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Hi I have another question, I was wondering if when you use Harvard Referencing the references have to be in a certain order on the
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Hi I have another question, I was wondering if when you use Harvard Referencing the references have to be in a certain order on the
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Personally I listed my references in the order that they appeared in my essay, and grouped them in image references, text references and sources not directly referenced in the essay. I would check with your supervisor though, as they may think it's better to list them in alphabetical order (this is how I reference at uni at least)
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