A lot in fact I would bet the vast majority do. If you think you can cope with it and have a subject in mind for it then I say go for it. If not don't. There is no point doing it for the sake of it you will find it difficult motivating yourself.
It's entirely optional, whenever I mentioned it at interview none of them even knew what it was, but they did seem quite interested in it. I'd definitely recommend doing it if you think you can manage it.
(Original post by Sophie1716)
I was wondering if I should do the EPQ, or if it may be too much work.
My advice would be: don't do it - focus on your A2 grades.
I haven't found a medical school that gives any credit for an EPQ (I didn't consider them all, of course), but my impression is that it will not help you get in, and the time you spend on it could detract from other studies. If you were borderline, I guess it might help, but if you think you might be borderline, all the more reason to focus on A2 grades.
There is an argument that it may help you develop self-learning skills which will be useful once you're in Uni. If you think it would be useful in that regard, go for it. Remember that you can always drop it if it starts to get in the way.
(Original post by tpxvs)
I've got in without even knowing what this is? My first guess would be something like a NVQ? Second guess would be, a pointless a level like general studies/critical thinking? Hmm...