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!
Set the language to English (United Kingdom).
Each year, with very little change, the following pages and headings will be necessary – go ahead and create them (remember to use Styles to format them: the 1st level numbered headings should be Heading 1 & the 2nd level numbered items should be Heading 2). Each heading should be on a new page. You should set your page numbering up as well – pop over to the post dealing specifically with automatic Page Numbering in Word for all the details.
- (Cover page)
- (Table of Contents)
- Table of Figures
- Focus Question
- Task Definition
- Addendum A: Research Questions (with table)
- Addendum B: Summaries (10 level 3 headings, linked to questions in Research Questions table)
- Addendum C: Source details (with 3 tables)
- Addendum D: Evaluation of Sources (with 3 tables)
- Addendum E: Learner Declaration of Authenticity (with details completed)
- Addendum F: Folder structure screenshot
Even before you have your topic or any content you can have a document with a Table of Contents similar to the one pictured below:
Top Tip: Keep checking back with your Table of Contents – update the field and check that the Styles have been applied correctly and that the page numbering is correct.
The Grade 10 Learner Guide for 2020 specifies that you create your Table of Contents manually using tabs with leader lines. If you use the automatic Table Of Contents instead, you must ensure that you demonstrate the skill of creating tabs with leader lines elsewhere to fulfil the PAT requirement.
Add your Research Questions table, Source details tables, Source evaluation tables and Learner Declaration to your outline as well.
Once you have your Learner Guide your next step will be to create your Cover Page.