My Extended Project


Introduction to the EPQ

8 September 2017

Creating Mind maps for the chosen topic

12 September 2017 - September 14, 2017

Created mind maps on abortion
Especially the rules and regulations on what other countries say

Background Research

16 September 2017 - 3 October 2017

Background Research -
1. History on what abortion was
2. Spider diagrams on the advantages and disadvantages for abortion
3. Information on other countries and then compared them
4. Changed by idea on the 25 Sep
5. IVF was my new topic
6. History on IVF
7. Background reading on couples you have gone through cycles and not succeeded
8. Looked into other alternatives like adoption and the advantages and disadvantages for these alternatives, as well as IVF
9. Annotating news articles and then, putting my opinion after reading the article
10. Looking into ethical issues that have been raised for IVF
11. Looking into the growing controversy on IVF and why there is such a big debate on this
12. Look into what the NHS are saying and what they think
13. Look at other countries and what their rules and regulations are for having IVF

Change my idea

24 September 2017

I have change my topic to IVF. I have thought of researching the following:
-the medical background of IVF
- history
- ethics
- different countries and their laws

Background research for my new topic (IVF)

26 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Background research on the following:
1. The different IVF laws
2. Background history on IVF
3. Explored the ideas of 'if the NHS should be funding IVF?'
4. Looking at different women's experience when they have use IVF
5. Looked at criticisms for IVF
6. Also annotated articles
7. Annotated case study's from the books I had borrowed from the library

Half Term

18 October 2017 - 30 October 2017

Exams and revision

20 October 2017 - 15 November 2017

I have not been able to do much of EPQ. I have only had a brief look at some of the background history for the Great Recession

Changed by idea

31 October 2017

I have changed by topic to the Great Recession. I have thought of researching the following:
- the background history
- Great Depression
- family life after the recession
- unemployment after the the recession
- small and big businesses that had been affected by the recession

Background research for my new topic (The Great Recession)

4 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

I have researched the following over the course of this time:
- background history
- annotated articles
- unemployment
- small and big businesses
- Family life

Finished my background research

26 November 2017

I have finished my background research that is needed.
When rereading my background research notes, I may research again if needed.

Progress review with supervisor

27 November 2017

Half Term

15 December 2017 - 8 January 2018

More background research after, looking over my research notes that I had already

17 December 2017 - 4 January 2018

-I did further background research
-Annotating journals then, did research diaries after, completing my annotations

Started drafting for abstract

27 December 2017 - 2 February 2018

Finished drafting my abstract and starting on introduction

Started drafting for my introduction

2 February 2018 - 15 February 2018

Finished drafting my introduction and need to hand into supervisor

Finished Introduction

13 February 2018

Finished my section one

13 February 2018

Half Term

16 February 2018 - 26 February 2018

Finshed my section two

27 February 2018

Finished my section three

2 March 2018

Finished conclusion

11 March 2018

1st Draft and evidence folder to be submitted

12 March 2018

Half term

29 March 2018 - 18 April 2018


23 April 2018

My Presentation

27 April 2018

Final deadline to hand in projects

7 May 2018