EPQ

Events

Introduction to EPQ

1 October 2016 - 31 October 2016
  • Given information about the EPQ process
  • Considered if it would be something I would be keen to participate in
  • Considered the opportunity cost of participation - how much extra time do students have during A levels
  • Began thinking of areas of interest

Deciding on an area of research

16 October 2016 - 30 November 2016

Background Research

30 November 2016 - 30 January 2017

I researched topics such as:
- psychological effects of social media
- social media addiction - look specifically at teenagers
- social media as a distortion of real life

Narrowing down the topic and Pilot study research

24 January 2017 - Present

Meeting with supervisor:
- Narrowing down the topics
- Consider the Topic of social media addiction - link to depression
- Think about what data I personally want to collect
- Urged to start researching pilot studies

Compilation of Research

30 March 2017 - 30 June 2017
  • Decide on what my EPQ wants to convey

A level exams

8 May 2017 - 14 June 2017
  • I have diverted focus off my EPQ as I focus predominantly on my A levels.

Plan Extended Essay

1 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
  • The planning process is critical as I begin writing my EPQ

Write first draft

Approx. 25 July 2017 - Approx. 25 August 2017
  • This is an approximate timeframe

Make necessary Edits

25 August 2017 - 1 September 2017
  • Is my project clear and concise
  • Am I conveying the message I want to
  • Make necessary edits