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Is an EPQ worth it? Do you have lessons? What is the presentation like?
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Original post by lowxwil
Is an EPQ worth it? Do you have lessons? What is the presentation like?

It provides you with skills for university by allowing you to produce some work based on a topic which you are passionate about. If you're doing 4 A levels then the workload may be too great. Some (but not all) unis would take it into account when giving offers, which may mean that you gain a reduced offer (providing you get a certain grade in your EPQ).

You will have lessons initally, so that your supervisor is able to deliver the skills that you will need for it, and then you'll be released to do it. You'll hand in drafts from time to time, to ensure that your project remains on track.

Presenting is at the end and it talks about your findings, but also your evaluation of the project and how you handled it. Most do a powerpoint but some do posters and other aids.
Original post by lowxwil
Is an EPQ worth it? Do you have lessons? What is the presentation like?

Totally worth it for me. You can put it in your personal statement and talk abt em during interviews. Plus an A/A* is pretty easy to get if you put in reasonable effort and go about it in an organized manner. Lessons like mesub described + you have supervisor meetings + research time during lessons after you submit your first question/project proposal part of your production log. Presentation is abt 30 mins = 20 mins of your actual presentation + around 10 mins for Q and A. You dress formally and talk about your project aims, research process, research findings, CRAPP test around 3 resources, project successes/difficulties, changes made throughout the EPQ, skills gained etc.
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Original post by Tulipbloom
Totally worth it for me. You can put it in your personal statement and talk abt em during interviews. Plus an A/A* is pretty easy to get if you put in reasonable effort and go about it in an organized manner. Lessons like mesub described + you have supervisor meetings + research time during lessons after you submit your first question/project proposal part of your production log. Presentation is abt 30 mins = 20 mins of your actual presentation + around 10 mins for Q and A. You dress formally and talk about your project aims, research process, research findings, CRAPP test around 3 resources, project successes/difficulties, changes made throughout the EPQ, skills gained etc.

Depending on exam board it can be shorter. Edexcel aims for presentations to be around 10 minutes.
Original post by mesub
Depending on exam board it can be shorter. Edexcel aims for presentations to be around 10 minutes.

True true. I did AQA so yeah we averaged 30 mins.
Original post by lowxwil
Is an EPQ worth it? Do you have lessons? What is the presentation like?

Depends school to school. My new school made us pay for it, and we had a schedualed 1.5 hour lesson per week, my old school it was free and just complered over summer with no support. Worth asking at school to see how it is completed. The presentation is similar to the psoken language endorsement however you need a powerpoint and instead of being 2 minutes long it needs to be NO SHORTER than 8 minutes (mine was 10), although it is a bit nerve racking thinjing about it, by the time you present you gave studied the topic for months and written several thousand words on it so you know what your talking about by the time you present it.

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