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Introducing information literacy through EPQ support: the development of the University of Bristol Library's school engagement programme - Lucy Langley & Lucy Wilkins

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Introducing information literacy through EPQ support: the development of the University of Bristol Library's school engagement programme - Lucy Langley & Lucy Wilkins

  1. 1. Introducing information literacy through EPQ support: the development of the University of Bristol Library’s school engagement programme. Lucy Langley and Lucy Wilkins
  2. 2. What is the EPQ? • 5000 word essay (or equivalent) • Similar to the IB extended essay • Seen as a boost to university applications
  3. 3. GENERAL STUDIES R.I.P. 1959-2017
  4. 4. General studies and EPQ submissions 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 UKSubmissions Year General Studies EPQ
  5. 5. How it has grown 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Numberofstudents(eachschoolrepresentedbycolour) Year Estimatedfigures
  6. 6. What we offer •Choice of 3 dates in June and July •45 mins research skills lecture •Optional follow up visits
  7. 7. Plans for the future •Develop website •Flipped classroom •Online real-time help •AQA website
  8. 8. Framework – setting it up Collaborate!
  9. 9. Framework – on the day Time Activity 9.30 – 9.45 Arrive / registration 9.45 – 10.30 Orientation and research skills lecture 10.30 - 10.45 Meet your ambassador 10.45 - 17.00 Explore collections!
  10. 10. Framework – feedback Analyse and act
  11. 11. References Slides 1, 6 and 12, images copyright University of Bristol. All other images courtesy of pixabay.com. AQA (2015a) Why choose this specification? Available at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/EPQ-7993/why-choose [Accessed 11 November 2015]. AQA (2015b) General Studies A (2760). Available at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/general- studies/a-level/general-studies-a-2760 [Accessed 11 November 2015]. BBC (2015) Uni entry: 'Record number' of sixth-formers put in extra projects. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33819871 [Accessed: 11 November 2015]. Department for Education (2015) Reformed GCSE and A Level subject content consultation. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/448676/Ref ormed_GCSE_and_A_level_subject_content_consultation.pdf [Accessed: 11 November 2015]. Wiggins, K. (2015) ‘The End Is Nigh for “Too Easy” a-Level’, The Times Educational Supplement, 16 October, p.12.
  12. 12. Thank you! Any questions?

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