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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
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
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
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!