Why should I choose the EPQ (Powerpoint)

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What are the advantages of
completing EPQ?
 It allows you to choose a topic that is of
specific interest to you.
 It helps you to develop skills that will be
invaluable to you in FE or work
 It is getting increasing respect and
acknowledgement from universities
 It carries UCAS points
It allows you to choose a topic that is of
specific interest to you.
Previous areas of research:
 The actions of the SS in France during World War 2
 How to design the best roller coaster
 Is southern hemisphere rugby better than northern
hemisphere
 What is psychological warfare and is it effective?
 Why have the Jack the Ripper murders remained
unsolved?
It helps you to develop skills that will be
invaluable to you in FE or work
 Research
 Note taking
 Problem solving
 Project management
 Problem solving
 Question framing
 Analytical writing
It is getting increasing respect and
acknowledgement from universities
Some admissions tutors may make two
alternative offers, one of which involves
success in the Extended Project (eg either
AAA at A-level or AAB at A-level plus
Extended Project).
University of Bristol
It is getting increasing respect and
acknowledgement from universities
 If you have undertaken the Extended
Project, this may be taken into account
if you do not achieve the conditions of
your offer, but it will not be counted
towards the requirements of any
conditional offer.
 London School of Economics
It is getting increasing respect and
acknowledgement from universities
 Where a department typically makes
offers which include a fourth subject at
AS level, the Extended Project will
normally be considered in lieu of this
requirement.
 University of Warwick
It carries UCAS points
 A* = 70 points
 A = 60 points
 B = 50 points
 C = 40 points
 D = 30 points
 E = 20 points
How is the EPQ organised?
 You will need to begin your research over the summer
 You will be allocated a supervisor
 You will have taught sessions of basic skills in the
autumn and summer term
 Throughout the autumn term you will need to
research you topic, meet regularly with your supervisor
and begin writing
 You will need to complete you project by half term in
the spring term
 You will need to make a presentation
What does the EPQ include?
You must
Either:
create an artefact e.g. A book, object, computer
programme etc which must be accompanied by a
written report of 1500 – 2000 words in which you
explain the planning. decision making process and
development of your plan to the creation of the
artefact
Or
Write a 5000 word dissertation analysing a topic of your
choice.
How will I be assessed?
 Your supervisor will award you with
marks at the end of the EPQ based on
your abilities to:
 Manage (AO1)
10 marks
 Use resources (AO 2)
10 marks
 Develop and realise (AO3) 20 marks
 Review (AO4)
10 marks
What do I do next?
 Add you name to the list at the front
 Before September e-mail a proposed topic to
[email protected] and complete some
research that you can present to demonstrate that the
topic is viable (people will not be signed up without
this)
 Taught sessions will commence in September
 If you sign up you must complete the course or you will
be charged for the entry fees for the qualification (£45)
You may see me before the end of
term to discuss possible topics
Alternatively you may e-mail me
ether before or during the summer.

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