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I am currently in year 12 and I am doing an EPQ. Since my aim is to go down a medicine/ science route, which of these EPQ's do you think will be more likely to get ma an a/a*?
1) A recent study estimated that by 2050 more than half of the UK population could be obese. Is this a cause for concern and if so, why?
2) Why is uncontrolled use of antibiotics a dangerous thing?
3) How and why are children with Autism treated differently within modern British society
4) Poliomyelitis And How It Affects A Sufferer Within Society

Also, if you have any resources to help me write an epq or any advice then it would be greatly appreciated!
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Erm I can’t help you with choosing a specific question as I don’t know anything about those subjects but I got an A* in my EPQ last year so I can give you some advice about choosing a question.

I think you need to ask yourself ‘is there enough resources out there to base this project on?’, ‘is my topic small enough that I can cover most of it in the word limit?’ and ‘is my topic big enough to actually base a project on?’. Picking your topic is actually quite important, in our class a few people had to change their plans after a few weeks because their topic was inappropriate for whatever reason.

Whilst you’re researching your project, make sure to keep a list of all your sources. I made a table on excel in which I recorded some basic information about each source and then discussed its relevance to my project and whether or not it was reliable. You can then add the table as an appendix to your essay, it really helps push your grade up.

I’d also recommend looking at some exemplar EPQs online. They contain lots of really interesting structural ideas, e.g. putting in a questionnaire.

Hope that helps a little bit. Good luck!
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(Original post by scoobyice8)
Erm I can’t help you with choosing a specific question as I don’t know anything about those subjects but I got an A* in my EPQ last year so I can give you some advice about choosing a question.

I think you need to ask yourself ‘is there enough resources out there to base this project on?’, ‘is my topic small enough that I can cover most of it in the word limit?’ and ‘is my topic big enough to actually base a project on?’. Picking your topic is actually quite important, in our class a few people had to change their plans after a few weeks because their topic was inappropriate for whatever reason.

Whilst you’re researching your project, make sure to keep a list of all your sources. I made a table on excel in which I recorded some basic information about each source and then discussed its relevance to my project and whether or not it was reliable. You can then add the table as an appendix to your essay, it really helps push your grade up.

I’d also recommend looking at some exemplar EPQs online. They contain lots of really interesting structural ideas, e.g. putting in a questionnaire.

Hope that helps a little bit. Good luck!
Thank you! This was very helpful!
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(Original post by scoobyice8)
Erm I can’t help you with choosing a specific question as I don’t know anything about those subjects but I got an A* in my EPQ last year so I can give you some advice about choosing a question.

I think you need to ask yourself ‘is there enough resources out there to base this project on?’, ‘is my topic small enough that I can cover most of it in the word limit?’ and ‘is my topic big enough to actually base a project on?’. Picking your topic is actually quite important, in our class a few people had to change their plans after a few weeks because their topic was inappropriate for whatever reason.

Whilst you’re researching your project, make sure to keep a list of all your sources. I made a table on excel in which I recorded some basic information about each source and then discussed its relevance to my project and whether or not it was reliable. You can then add the table as an appendix to your essay, it really helps push your grade up.

I’d also recommend looking at some exemplar EPQs online. They contain lots of really interesting structural ideas, e.g. putting in a questionnaire.

Hope that helps a little bit. Good luck!
Hey. First of all, congratulations on your amazing EPQ result. I would just like to ask how you went about creating a strong EPQ at the level that you did in order to achieve an A* grade? Can you list some tips and the order that you followed? This would be extremely helpful. Thank you
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