APC Case Study – What is the ‘My Approach’ section about

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QUESTION?
I am currently writing up my case study and just wanted to run something passed you:

In the “My Approach” section am I to discuss the reasoning behind each option that was considered and also the reasoning behind the proposed solution? 

I’m just asking because in the “My achievement” section I feel as though I am repeating myself in saying why I gave said advice?

 

 

ANSWER?
I can probably best explain this by explaining all of the APC Case Study sectional headings:

INTRODUCTION
This is quite simply a page on the project overview and a page on your role on the project.  I advise candidates to consider only one project as it can otherwise become confusing to the assessors and/or run out of word count.

MY APPROACH
In this section I advise candidates to consider a couple of Key Issues and describe each one individually with their associated option appraisal and the selected solution.  Ensuring the solution has been properly explained and demonstrating your personal involvement

MY ACHIEVEMENT
This section is more of a reflection and review of your achievements and the proposed solution.  Now time has passed and your suggested solution has happened and you have a moment to reflect upon what and how it played out and whether you could have (with hindsight) improved the procedures and processed you adopted

CONCLUSION
This section has a slightly different angle to it as it is a review and reflection of YOUR own personal performance and  lessons you fee you have learnt from the experience

REMEMBER
Assessors will, more than likely, not have heard of your project or seen your report before 3 or 4 weeks prior to the Final Assessment and often candidates forget this as they have lived and breathed it and are so close to it and assume ‘everyone’ will understand.  So, careful consideration is required when drafting the Case Study report to make it clear, concise and professional.

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I hope this helps

Kind regards
Jon

 

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