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PAT Phase 1

Phase 1 research questions

You must become an expert on your PAT topic! You must have all the knowledge that will be required to answer/solve the question posed in your Focus Question. To do this, you must ask yourself: What do I need to know to be an expert on this topic? Part of this process is creating a […]

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PAT Phase 3

Editing images for your website

The Learner Guide specifies that your images must be correctly sized for the web. Most Learners simply change the dimensions of the image using the width and height attributes, often causing the image to be displayed out of proportion in the process. This does also not change the file size. It is worth taking the […]

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PAT Phase 3

Phase 3 HTML website

Grade 11 and 12’s must create an HTML website to present their investigation. A working, three-page website can be created before the topic is even announced – the content can be added once the Phase 3 Word Report is finished. You must use Notepad++ to code your HTML – you may not use Dreamweaver or […]

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PAT Phase 3

Phase 3 final report

If you did all the work correctly in Phase 1 as recommended in my post Acing Your PAT, Phase 3 is a breeze. Organisation Copy your Report from Phase 2 into your Phase 3 folder and rename it appropriately. Add a new Addendum and insert your Questionnaire document as a linked object on the page […]

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PAT Phase 2

Phase 2 “additional data”

The PAT Learner Guide mentions working with a data set other than the data set derived from the Questionnaire. From what I can tell it then does not award any marks for this extra work in the rubric. Based on the principle of “better safe than sorry” as well as an opportunity to find data […]

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PAT Phase 2

Phase 2 Excel analysis

Once you have captured your questionnaire data in Microsoft Excel, you must analyse the data. Your analysis must demonstrate your ability to use a range of functions varying in complexity. One of the biggest problems learners face at this stage is finding out that they didn’t collect appropriate data with their questionnaires! From the Learner […]

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PAT

PAT 2020 ideas

Some ideas for each Grade for the 2020 PAT. The Grade 11 and 12 PAT’s each requires the Learner to select a project as part of their investigation; many are finding this difficult. Grade 12 Topic: Volunteer Opportunities Project ideas Animal welfare Alien vegetation control Hunger-relief food parcel delivery Beach safety (NSRI, Shark Watchers) Security […]

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PAT

Google Form PAT questionnaire

You are allowed to use a Google Form to create your Phase 2 questionnaire. Be careful to “self-mark” to ensure that you fulfil all the requirements. I always recommend creating the form as required in Microsoft Word and then recreating it digitally as a Google Form. Invite your Educator to complete the Google Form. Add […]

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PAT Phase 1

Phase 1 report outline

You can do a huge amount of work in your PAT Phase 1 report before you even have your Topic: the format of the PAT remains almost 100% consistent from year-to-year! Each year, with very little change, the following pages and headings will be necessary – go ahead and create them (remember to use Styles […]

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PAT Phase 1

PAT Report cover page

In the real world, when reports and tender documents are submitted, they are likely to be one of many! Your cover page may be your one chance to say: “Read ME!” before your hard work is consigned to a pile on a desk. The following full details (NO abbreviations) must be included on your cover […]