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I'm taking AQA Computer Science A-Level and the AQA Level 3 EPQ. For my EPQ, I'd like to produce a programming-centred artifact, but I'm confused about the specification overlap rules.
Can I still use programming languages like Python, which I will be assessed on in my NEA? If not, can I use a programming language that the NEA doesn't support, like C++?

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Yeah you would be able to use the programming languages that you use in computer science without there being an overlap.

It's only when you're producing a stem off of your computer science work for your EPQ or something that's assisted by the work you're doing for the course.
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You can use any language you like I think, as long as the product you make, or the parts of it, is not something in the specification.
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Yeah you would be able to use the programming languages that you use in computer science without there being an overlap.

It's only when you're producing a stem off of your computer science work for your EPQ or something that's assisted by the work you're doing for the course.
So there wouldn't be overlap due to the use of general programming skills that are in the Computer Science spec?
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So there wouldn't be overlap due to the use of general programming skills that are in the Computer Science spec?
Nope, should be fine. The programming language in question is merely a tool to build the actual project itself...
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