EPQ

Events

Deciding between titles

14 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

Sewol Ferry Incident *
North Korea****
Invasion of Malaya***
Asian studies*****
Social media leading to eating disorders **

Narrowed down ideas and research starts

24 September 2017 - 28 September 2017

Sewol Ferry Incident *
Social media leading to eating disorders **

Topic decided

30 September 2017 - 2 october 2017

Social media leading to eating disorders

Research begins

2nd October 2017 - 24th october 2017

Not enough resources and struggling to find enough content for a 5000 word dissertation. Took Mrs. Prickett's advice into account about surveys being 'intruding' if it's about a mental illness. I've then decided to look for a safer option with more sources to help.

New topic decided

1st November 2017

Decided on a new topic and title. "Is South Korea's beauty standard too extreme?"
I've always had an interest in cosmetic surgery, makeup, skincare and Asian standards especially in South Korea. I chose my previous title because I wanted to try something new. However I realised it was a lot more difficult than I thought. Therefore I switched to a safer option which is also something I have a strong interest for.

Gathering information and ideas + writing EPQ paper thingy

14 November 2017 - 1st December 2017

Korea trip

23 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

I haven't managed to gather as much footage and brochures as I have initially planned because of personal reasons. However, I've planned another trip soon in April during the cherry blossom season where most tourists visit. Additionally, it is easier to see the heavy beauty tourism.