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EPQ or not?! (Oxbridge)

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    Finished AS, achieved

    Maths- A
    Further Maths- A
    Chemistry- B
    Physics- A

    Taking an EPQ would mean dropping chemistry for A2. I want to study mechanical engineering and I would like your opinion on whether or not it is a good idea. Should I take it or continue with chemistry (try to improve my grade).


    Will it enhance my application?
    Is it worth the time?
    Will 4 A levels look better than 3 + EPQ?
    What was your experience?
    If not, can you suggest an alternative?

    Any advice is much appreciated

    Personally, I would sack off chemistry.

    Aim for smashing those 3 Alevels. Particularly going for an A* in maths.

    Use the rest of your time to develop a skill that is relevant to Mech Eng, a project, work experience, maybe an EPQ. Get something to bolster your personal statement and make you stand out.

    I know it's difficult but I think some relevant work experience can go a thousand miles. Much better than a 4th Alevel.


    I think either option is valid, but would personally drop the B. The last thing you want is to be overworked and not achieve any offer you might get.
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