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    So I'm doing A-level psychology, English lit. and maths along with an EPQ, which I'm considering dropping for AS physics.

    I was kinda ushered into choosing the EPQ, and an essay on any topic of my choice seemed right up my alley. But I've heard a lot of discouraging stuff by now, like how time consuming it is and how it's research based (pretty much ruling out doing a piece on any of my passions). What's more is, if I do stellar in my AS levels (which I intend to), I'll be able to carry physics on to A2 which will ultimately amount to more UCAS points and a brighter uni application. It'll also keep my options open and means I could go into engineering (I've been eyeing aeronautical engineering).

    So should I drop the EPQ while I can? 2 weeks to decide. The topics I'm thinking of doing are "The British education system and all its failings" or something about the collapse of world religions. But I wouldn't do a course in either education or religion/theology/philosophy at uni, and I've been told to only do the EPQ if you're basing it on something pertinent to your uni course.

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    Yeah, AS physics is a good move if you want to do engineering.
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    I agree with the above. If you were to undertake engineering, then previous physics knowledge would be greatly beneficial.


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    (Original post by Devenir)
    So I'm doing A-level psychology, English lit. and maths along with an EPQ, which I'm considering dropping for AS physics.

    I was kinda ushered into choosing the EPQ, and an essay on any topic of my choice seemed right up my alley. But I've heard a lot of discouraging stuff by now, like how time consuming it is and how it's research based (pretty much ruling out doing a piece on any of my passions). What's more is, if I do stellar in my AS levels (which I intend to), I'll be able to carry physics on to A2 which will ultimately amount to more UCAS points and a brighter uni application. It'll also keep my options open and means I could go into engineering (I've been eyeing aeronautical engineering).

    So should I drop the EPQ while I can? 2 weeks to decide. The topics I'm thinking of doing are "The British education system and all its failings" or something about the collapse of world religions. But I wouldn't do a course in either education or religion/theology/philosophy at uni, and I've been told to only do the EPQ if you're basing it on something pertinent to your uni course.

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    Definitely do physics instead of an EPQ.
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    Just want to clarify that I'm not really set on engineering, I'm just trying to keep my options open atm.
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    (Original post by Devenir)
    Just want to clarify that I'm not really set on engineering, I'm just trying to keep my options open atm.
    Doing a Physics A level is pretty much keeping your options open.
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    Update - there isn't a possibility of me doing a full A level in physics, just the AS.
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    (Original post by Devenir)
    Update - there isn't a possibility of me doing a full A level in physics, just the AS.
    Isnt an epq equivalent to an as?
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    (Original post by Sourestdeeds)
    Isnt an epq equivalent to an as?
    Yeah, but the EPQ affords more UCAS points, and if I can't carry on physics at A2 it won't open my options up much more.
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    Could you do both?

    I found I only needed about 2 weeks to do my EPQ (got A*)
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Could you do both?

    I found I only needed about 2 weeks to do my EPQ (got A*)
    Wow! What was it on?
    My school wouldn't allow that, but it's possible for me to do a second EPQ in year 13 if my results prove I can handle the work load.
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    (Original post by Devenir)
    Wow! What was it on?
    My school wouldn't allow that, but it's possible for me to do a second EPQ in year 13 if my results prove I can handle the work load.
    A social scientific review of the current theories of religion as evolutionary adaptive.
 
 
 

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