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Not doing an EPQ when applying for Medicine at Cambridge? Watch

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    I go to a school where they offer EPQs to everyone. I've chosen not to do one for several reasons, but I want to apply for Medicine at Cambridge.

    How much have I hindered my chances of an offer, assuming I get a good UMS average (ie 96%) and I have 10 A*s at GCSE.

    I also plan to do extra reading surrounding Medicine and science generally and I have done a few weeks work experience plus volunteering at a local care home.

    Thoughts will be appreciated!
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    Not much at all. The EPQ isn't necessary.
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    Not much at all. The EPQ isn't necessary.
    I'm amazed you even went as far as 'not much'.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    I'm amazed you even went as far as 'not much'.
    Oh what can I say, I must be a cynic at heart.
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    I wouldn't worry.
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    UMS seems to be where the real difference is made.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    UMS seems to be where the real difference is made.
    Hmmm ok I see. I think it's mostly an unconscious peer pressure thing.
 
 
 
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