Table of contents
What is the IPQ, and how does it fit into my studies?
The process involved in an IPQ
How will my Independent Project be assessed?
Checklist: are you ready to start your Independent Project?
1 Project management skills: starting out
Choosing a topic
Building up an initial project idea
From ‘working’ title to final title
Checklist: are you ready for your initial ideas review meeting with your supervisor?
Initial planning for your project
Project planning techniques
Drawing up a detailed project plan
Organisational skills – keeping your project on track
Project proposal and approval
Checklist: are you ready for your planning review meeting?
2 Project management skills: researching the project
What sort of skills will I need to develop?
Oxford AQA assessment objectives
The grading process
Identifying likely resources
Evaluating your resources
Using the Internet effectively as a research tool
Using people as subjects in your research
Reading strategies to help you gather relevant information quickly
Representing information in your own way
Using ICT to support your research
Skills to help your project run smoothly
Statistics: strengths and weaknesses
Decision making and problem solving skills
Your mid-term review
Examples of students’ work
Planning your project product (written report)
Checklist – are you ready for your mid-term review?
3 Project management skills: producing the project product
Report writing skills
Using visuals in your report
Think about the language of your report
Manage the writing process
Structuring your report
Referencing your sources
Oxford AQA Exams IPQ Assessment Objectives
List of required material for grading
Checklist – are you ready for your project product review meeting?
4 Presenting your project
Different presentation styles: what should your presentation consist of?
Checklist – are you ready for your presentation and question and answer session?
5 Finalising and submitting your project
Evaluation and reflection
Completing your Project Production Log
Checklist – are you ready for your project submission?
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