A-level AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

EPQ Exemplar Projects

Exemplar Projects - Biology (2021 and after)

To what extent does genetic modification become unethical in humans?  (2021)
To what extent are the Singaporeans’ health affected by their culture diet? (2021)
To what extent do sociological and genetic factors influence addictive behaviours? (2021)
How is climate change impacting humpback whales’ migration patterns and their evolution? (2021)
How does a human embryo develop in the first four weeks of pregnancy? (2021)
To what extent did the actions of pharmaceutical companies that let up to the opioid crisis violate medical ethics? (2021)
What effect would a more widespread use of interventional radiography have on patient care? (2021)
To what extent can antiretrovirals be used as an effective treatment for HIV? (2021)
To what extent are the limitations of the 3D bioprinting of organs preventing a medical breakthrough? (2021)
To what extent is traditional Chinese medicine an effective cure? (2021)
To what extent do the side effects of vaccines influence the effectiveness of vaccine treatment? (2021)
To what extent are the social and economic impacts of increasing incidences of type 2 diabetes worse than the increasing incidences of coronary heart disease? (2021)
To what extent do the potential benefits of Crispr human germline genome editing outweigh the ethical implications?  (2021)
A website exploring veganism (2021)
Is substance abuse the biggest medical issue facing the NHS? (2021)
What has caused the increase in Crown of Thorns starfish outbreaks? (2021)
To what extent are current and future methods of managing chronic renal disease successful strategies? (2021)
What makes opioids so addictive and how did oxycontin become so widely prescribed? (2021)
How have technological advances changed dentistry and what is to be expected for the future? (2022)
To what extent is proton beam therapy the future of treatment for paediatric medulloblastomas? (2022)
To what extent is Female Genital Mutilation justified? (2022)
To what extent can Artificial Intelligence improve breast cancer detection? (2022)
To what extent can Mesenchymal stem cells be used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? (2022)
To what extent can we consider octopuses to be intelligent? (2022)
To what extent can genetic therapy help to treat beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease? (2022)
To what extent is regenerative medicine being used to its fullest potential? (2022)
To what extent will CRISPR help us with treatment for Autism? Do we need to 'fix' Autism? (2022)

Exemplar Projects - Biology (2019 and 2020)

Why has there been a change in global jellyfish populations over the past 50 years? (2019)
To what extent could inclusion of acupuncture in the NHS benefit cancer treatment? (2019)
To what extent has animal assisted therapy been successful in treating patients? (2019)
What is cancer seek and how effective is it in relation to current cancer screening methods? (2019)
To what extent do the potential benefits of designer babies outweigh the ethical implications? (2019)
To what extent was insufficient drug regulation responsible for the Thalidomide Scandal? (2019)
To what extent has drug resistance by the malaria parasite prevented eradication of this disease? (2019)
Treatment of Huntington’s disease (2019)
To what extent can leukaemia be treated by gene technology? (2019)
To what extent is it unethical to keep orcas in captivity? (2019)
To what extent can included pluripotent stem cells replace embryonic stem cells? (2019)
Effects of swallowing batteries (2019)
Oral health in less and more economically developed countries (2020)
To what extent has addiction to painkillers impacted society? (2020)
To what extent does the gut microbiome and the gut brain axis influence human health? (2020)
To what extent do trained animals assist someone with a disability? (2020)
To what extent can the ethical issues behind the Hela cell be justified? (2020)
What has been the impact of implantable cardioverter defibrillators on sudden cardiac death over the last two decades? (2020)
To what extent should embryonic stem cells be used to cure heart disease? (2020)
Will stem cells ever be able to provide a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? (2020)
To what extent is chemotherapy the best treatment for Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? (2020)
To what extent are the physiological and psychological effects of caffeine harmful? (2020)
How beta-casomorphin-7 from A1 milk is detrimental to health and is ghee a better option for people with dairy allergies? (2020)
Scientific investigation – Comparing the antimicrobial effect of the Brassicaceae family in inhibiting the growth of Escherichia coli and micrococcus luteus (2020)
Could the pig heart be a potential donor for human xenotransplantation? (2020)
Stem cell therapy (2020)
To what extent could the development of reservoir targeted vaccines replace traditional methods? (2020)
To what extent is selective breeding of dogs ethical? (2020)
Antibiotic resistance (2020)
To what extent does captivity have an effect on the mental and physical wellbeing of elephants? (2020)
To what extent is the gut-brain axis altered after bariatric surgery?  (2020)
To what extent is the use of forensic odontology files crucial to the judicial system? (2020)

Exemplar Projects - Biology (2017 & 2018)

Are pharmaceutical treatments or psychological and social approaches the most effective way of treating dementia? (2017)
Are we meeting the challenge of managing cholesterol? (2017)
Does Osgood Schlatter have more impact to athletes compared to regular adolescents? (2017)
Given the biology of sporadic Alzheimer's disease, will it ever be cured? (2017)
How has the prevalence of food allergy changed and what are the possible reasons for these changes? (2017)
How successful is dopamine at treating Parkinson's disease? (2017)
How the use of antimicrobials in livestock threatens human health (2017)
How will technology evolve the practice of veterinary medicine in the future? (2017)
Should a blanket approach to antibiotic use be recommended by veterinarians for the treatment and prevention of mastitis when drying of dairy cows? (2017)
To what extent can genetically modifying the aedes aegypti mosquito be the key to eradicating the dengue fever virus? (2017)
To what extent can the cost and ethical concerns of stem cell research be justified? (2017)
To what extent is our health affected by the food and beverage industry's use of artificial sweeteners? (2017)
To what extent should embryonic stem cells be used in research to find a cure for macular degeneration? (2017)
What is atopic dermatitis, how is it being battled and why has it become so prevalent? (2017)
What is epigenetics and to what degree does it cause or cure genetic disorders in humans? (2017)
Curing hearing loss (2018)
To evaluate the most effective techniques in the management of hemorrhage in soldiers? (2018)
To what extent is the inbreeding and crossbreeding of tigers ethical? (2018)
Why has global jellyfish populations change over the last 50 years? (2018)
To what extent do you agree with the statement "Medical care should be free"? (2018)
Why are children dying from swallowing batteries? (2018)
To what extent did the veterinary use of diclofenac affect vulture populations? (2018)

Exemplar Projects - Biology (2016 and before)

"Cages and cramped enclosures at zoos deprive animals of the opportunity to to satisfy their most basic needs" (PeTA) Discuss (2016)
Advancements in biomedical and genetic engineering (2015)
Animal personality: does it exist, how is it measured and what does it mean for the future? (2016)
The biological development of HIV/AIDS, the effects of current treatments and how trials have been changing (2013)
The biology of hunger: why do we eat? (2015)
A book on diabetes for Key Stage 2 children (2016)
Causes of 1918 influenza A pandemic (2015)
Creating a book on type 1 diabetes for teenagers (2014)
The differences between fetal and neonatal cardiovascular systems and their connection to congenital disorders (2013)
Do advances in human technology disrupt animal navigation? (2015)
The ecological impact of the elephant population on the Kruger National Park habitat (2015)
An exploration of the link between hepatitis B and liver cancer (2015)
How could the NHS be more effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's patients? (2016)
How does mental imagery cause pupillary light reflex? (2016)
How do modern methods of mass production in the food industry affect health? (2015)
How effective is the use of TPA (Tissue Plasmodium Activator) as a treatment for stroke patients? (2016)
In areas of clinical practice, how successful have attempts been to combat the threat posed by viral hepatitis B? (2008)
Issues caused by genetic sickle cell anemia (2015)
Is the Amydala, as Baron-Cohen states, 'The jewel of the empathy circuit' or is it a dark coal? (2013)
The nature of evolution and the possibilities of our future (2013)
Pregnancy and cancer : termination of the baby or treatment for the mother? (2013)
The process of captivity and domestication and to what extent do they maintain the integrity of the species? (2015)
SARS : what lessons can be drawn for health professionals in their quest to control and contain infectious diseases? (2014)
The science behind artificial cloning (2016)
Should public water supplies be fluoridated? (2016)
A study of the symptoms of sleep apnea and the medical solutions (2015)
Tooth decay and the oral health - general health connection (2015)
To what degree is classifying brain tumours solely as 'Cancer' too much of an understatement? (2014)
To what extend is the conservation and protection of the manta birostris successful in South East Asia? - a documentary (2015)
To what extent are the psychological outcomes of cleft lip and palate damaging to patients and their families? (2014)
To what extent do dogs benefit us as a society? (2016)
To what extent should doctors treat illness due to smoking? (2015)
What are designer babies and the controversy surrounding the topic? (2010)
What are stem cells and what are the ethics concerning the use of embryonic stem cells in scientific research? (2010)
What are telomeres and should telomere maintenance be pursued as a means of age-retardation in ageing populations? (2014)
What are the causes and consequential dangers of antibiotic resistance, and what can we do to manage the problem? (2014)
What are the current treatments for HIV/AIDS and will it ever be cured? (2010)
What are the links between feline leukaemia virus and lymphosarcoma in domestic cats? (2014)
What are the main factors influencing the recent increase in number of allergy cases? (2016)
What factors influence the success of rehabilitation in lower-limb amputees? (2016)
What is gene therapy and will it ever be used as a regular treatment for severe combined immunodeficiency - X1? (2016)
Why do pandas eat bamboo? (2015)
Ethical issues in nursing (2015)

Exemplar Projects

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