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    Hi guys I was just wondering whether EPQ would be alright as a fourth AS Level (as a med. applicant)??? (Dropped maths...I was failing hideously! )
    Also, if EPQ isn't alright, what about an AS level during A2 year? (would it count as a fourth AS, or not..?)

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    These questions are best asked to the medicine schools you wish to apply for next year, as each have different procedures.

    Generally, EQP is seen as an extra course that you take at the end of Year 12 and present in Year 13, not so much of an AS (although you get 10 more UCAS points than that of AS) but rather an extension to your learning, showing ability to write essays and research into an area that interests you (perhaps, medicine) or a product and a 1,000 word essay.

    I think an AS during A2 is possible, but bear in mind they look at what you have accomplished up to and including Year 12, and will make an offer on full A-levels and usually not AS levels, therefore it might have no effect taking an AS next year.

    Again, best asking the universities you wish to attend as some may be more generous.
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    These questions are best asked to the medicine schools you wish to apply for next year, as each have different procedures.

    Generally, EQP is seen as an extra course that you take at the end of Year 12 and present in Year 13, not so much of an AS (although you get 10 more UCAS points than that of AS) but rather an extension to your learning, showing ability to write essays and research into an area that interests you (perhaps, medicine) or a product and a 1,000 word essay.

    I think an AS during A2 is possible, but bear in mind they look at what you have accomplished up to and including Year 12, and will make an offer on full A-levels and usually not AS levels, therefore it might have no effect taking an AS next year.

    Again, best asking the universities you wish to attend as some may be more generous.
    Yeah I guess (about EPQ) just wondering, cause I heard UCL have given offers on EPQ as an AS (my cousin's friend currently doing med at UCL got accepted with AS bio, chem, psych and EPQ (4 A's) also bio, chem, psych at A2 (AAA)

    but with the AS next year, surely they would consider it? I mean, maybe not make an offer on it, but consider it as a fourth AS? (they say they want the grades in the space of two years, and the fourth AS would be done in that period)

    Have e-mailed admissions tutors for the uni's I'm thinking of, but a lot of them haven't replied yet (QMUL said they don't accept EPQ, but would accept an AS next year as the fourth AS with a min. of B)

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    (Original post by Hennnaa)
    Yeah I guess (about EPQ) just wondering, cause I heard UCL have given offers on EPQ as an AS (my cousin's friend currently doing med at UCL got accepted with AS bio, chem, psych and EPQ (4 A's) also bio, chem, psych at A2 (AAA)

    but with the AS next year, surely they would consider it? I mean, maybe not make an offer on it, but consider it as a fourth AS? (they say they want the grades in the space of two years, and the fourth AS would be done in that period)

    Have e-mailed admissions tutors for the uni's I'm thinking of, but a lot of them haven't replied yet (QMUL said they don't accept EPQ, but would accept an AS next year as the fourth AS with a min. of B)

    Yeah, there is an expectation that you'd have 4 AS... and I suppose it's not a problem taking it next year at all (I mean people take Further Maths after realising that they want to do Engineering/Physics).

    If I were you, I'd take an AS next year... and if you want to do EPQ would be an added bonus as well as showing aptitude. Most importantly is getting high grades in whatever you take, and your BMAT/UKCAT.

    Good luck!
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    definitley going to do that now the only problem is which AS to do???
    I might consider doing a language (gujarati - fluent) out of school instead of doing an AS next year...(just cause it would be a bit easier! )? Would they consider it? and how would I go about doing it, I don't know where it is offered... (South London/North Surrey Area, but I'm prepared to travel if needed!)
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    (Original post by Hennnaa)
    definitley going to do that now the only problem is which AS to do???
    I might consider doing a language (gujarati - fluent) out of school instead of doing an AS next year...(just cause it would be a bit easier! )? Would they consider it? and how would I go about doing it, I don't know where it is offered... (South London/North Surrey Area, but I'm prepared to travel if needed!)
    I don't know if universities would look too keen on it if you are already fluent, because you're not learning anything 'new' and would probably be pointless as you aren't showing that you can learn a new language which requires lots of strength to muster.

    If you were to do that, ask your school if it's possible to arrange for you to sit exams but not teach you it as you'd probably have to do that yourself (or as you say you are fluent).

    Although any 'respected' A-level arts or science subject will work best with Medicine. Perhaps out of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, History, Languages, English Literature, Geography, Music, Economics.
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    I don't know if universities would look too keen on it if you are already fluent, because you're not learning anything 'new' and would probably be pointless as you aren't showing that you can learn a new language which requires lots of strength to muster.

    If you were to do that, ask your school if it's possible to arrange for you to sit exams but not teach you it as you'd probably have to do that yourself (or as you say you are fluent).

    Although any 'respected' A-level arts or science subject will work best with Medicine. Perhaps out of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, History, Languages, English Literature, Geography, Music, Economics.
    I thought of that, so gujarati is out of the question...
    I could take on maths again though! (the ones I crossed out above, I'm either doing already or hate with a passion :rolleyes: )
    I asked my school about maths next year, they were like, oh no you can't do that you'll fail everything due to the pressure (what she really meant is that she thinks I'm too stupid to do it )
    anyway, I had another idea, do the maths exams, but in blocks...so do S1 this may, do C1 in Jan (with the year 12 further maths kids) then do C2 in may/June 2012 (with the year 12's) sound like an okay idea..?
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    (Original post by Hennnaa)
    I thought of that, so gujarati is out of the question...
    I could take on maths again though! (the ones I crossed out above, I'm either doing already or hate with a passion :rolleyes: )
    I asked my school about maths next year, they were like, oh no you can't do that you'll fail everything due to the pressure (what she really meant is that she thinks I'm too stupid to do it )
    anyway, I had another idea, do the maths exams, but in blocks...so do S1 this may, do C1 in Jan (with the year 12 further maths kids) then do C2 in may/June 2012 (with the year 12's) sound like an okay idea..?
    That's fine, just keep in mind that retakes opportunities will be very low, so you have to pass it next time around!

    However, you can think about AS choice over the summer, meanwhile prepare for your current AS and work towards BMAT/UKCAT and interview performance as those will play the biggest role.
 
 
 

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