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    I'm in my first year of sixth form and I don’t do anything academic apart from study and I was thinking that this will limit me next year when applying for universities. I've tried a few extracurricular activities such as debating but didn't find it interesting. Were there anything you did after school which were helpful for UCAS and enjoyable? anything which universities like in particular?
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    (Original post by Someone32)
    I'm in my first year of sixth form and I don’t do anything academic apart from study and I was thinking that this will limit me next year when applying for universities. I've tried a few extracurricular activities such as debating but didn't find it interesting. Were there anything you did after school which were helpful for UCAS and enjoyable? anything which universities like in particular?
    Perhaps have a look at the EPQ
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    Perhaps have a look at the EPQ
    what's that?
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    (Original post by Someone32)
    what's that?
    Extended Project Qualification where you write an essay on a topic of your choice generally with guidance from a teacher but it promotes independent work, as generally i don't think you have lessons purposely for the EPQ. It counts as an AS-Level.

    If you find this boring perhaps try sports? everyone likes sports
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    (Original post by Someone32)
    I'm in my first year of sixth form and I don’t do anything academic apart from study and I was thinking that this will limit me next year when applying for universities. I've tried a few extracurricular activities such as debating but didn't find it interesting. Were there anything you did after school which were helpful for UCAS and enjoyable? anything which universities like in particular?
    Whatever you want your degree in, look into reading around the subject so find books on it and read them, try and get experiences in that subject etc. At the end of the day universities are looking for your interest in their subject. I don't do anything extra curricular really but I applied for Zoology at 5 really good unis and got offers for all 5 because I had done loads of work experience and reading around the subject and in my personal statement I really showed my interest in the subject. The earlier you start the better!
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    Whatever you want your degree in, look into reading around the subject so find books on it and read them, try and get experiences in that subject etc. At the end of the day universities are looking for your interest in their subject. I don't do anything extra curricular really but I applied for Zoology at 5 really good unis and got offers for all 5 because I had done loads of work experience and reading around the subject and in my personal statement I really showed my interest in the subject. The earlier you start the better!
    yeah i think i'm going to do this, thank you
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    (Original post by Someone32)
    I'm in my first year of sixth form and I don’t do anything academic apart from study and I was thinking that this will limit me next year when applying for universities. I've tried a few extracurricular activities such as debating but didn't find it interesting. Were there anything you did after school which were helpful for UCAS and enjoyable? anything which universities like in particular?
    Extended Project Qualification
    Work experience in your chosen subject/career field
    Volunteering
    Go to university lectures and taster courses
    Do online courses hosted by FutureLearn and Edx
    Read books relating to your chosen subject/career field
    Duke of Edinburgh
    Participate in any sports club
    Compete in challenges/competitions (e.g. UK Maths Challenge, Olympiad)

    Just do whatever interests you!
 
 
 
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