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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

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 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 by […]

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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 […]

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PAT Phase 1

PAT folder structure

You are required to organise your PAT logically and provide evidence of your organisation in your report appendices,

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PAT Phase 1

PAT Focus Question

The Focus Question is the point of truth for your entire PAT. A concise Focus Question will allow you to maintain focus and keep your project on track at all times. If at any time, you are doing something which does not contribute to answering your Focus Questions, you are off-track. The following 2 excerpts […]

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PAT

Acing your PAT!

In each of your 3 years of CAT you will complete a Practical Assessment Task – or PAT. When you first receive the Learner Guide – a 30-plus page document – your heart might sink a little. “How will I ever complete this thing?” you might think (I know it’s what I was thinking driving […]