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    I've always had a problem with going over word limits. My finished EPQ is 7,271 words with the recommended being 6000. Will this affect my grade or is this important.

    I'd rather not edit things out if possible.

    Also I'm with edexcel.
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    (Original post by TheLastTycoon)
    I've always had a problem with going over word limits. My finished EPQ is 7,271 words with the recommended being 6000. Will this affect my grade or is this important.

    I'd rather not edit things out if possible.

    Also I'm with edexcel.

    Learners will not be penalised for producing work outside the suggested word count, but they should ensure their word count allows them to meet the assessment objectives.

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...l-3.pdf#page35

    It looks like the word count is just a recommendation for Edexcel (I believe for AQA it is not just a recommendation though) - would double check that A. you're not waffling / can cut down some bits (even though you say you don't want to, to be fair) and B. check with a teacher on the length
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    (Original post by TheLastTycoon)
    I've always had a problem with going over word limits. My finished EPQ is 7,271 words with the recommended being 6000. Will this affect my grade or is this important.

    I'd rather not edit things out if possible.

    Also I'm with edexcel.
    The recommended word length (which is 5000, not 6000, I believe) is not something you necessarily have to keep to- it's merely a guideline. You haven't gone over by very much. I have reached nearly 10,000 words and I'm with EDEXCEL too. It's difficult to stick to such a length, and it really does depend on what you are discussing- my friend is doing a History topic, and he's gone over 10,000 words, so you shouldn't worry too much. Just read over it and make sure that you haven't repeated yourself or put in unnecessary things, or even put in everything you wanted to put in. To be completely honest, the parts that really matter are the PPF, Activity Log, Conclusion, Evaluation, because it is not as though the dissertation will be read through, considering they tend to be 5-10 pages long generally.
 
 
 
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