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    Hi all,


    Just wondered if it was worth doing an EPQ?
    What would you say the advantages/ disadvantages are?

    Are there any alternative ways which could possibly increase the likelihood of being accepted to your preferred university?

    Kind Regards.
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    Hi all,


    Just wondered if it was worth doing an EPQ?
    What would you say the advantages/ disadvantages are?

    Are there any alternative ways which could possibly increase the likelihood of being accepted to your preferred university?

    Kind Regards.
    Well still undergoing my GCSEs and predicted to get high grades and I will love to do EPQ at a new sixth form!
    But I have asked my cousins, and they highly reccommend EPQ as universities apparently see that you have a lot to offer, it's equivalent to half the qualification of an A-level and increases your chances of getting a place at one of the top universities.
    From another perspective it is quite exciting and useful and I am looking forward to it. On the other hand it adds weight to your work- load, it can be nerve- racking to present your project to a panel of experts and write a thesis which is moderated. Although consider that you will pick up something new, gain new skills, and acknowledge hidden strengths.
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    Hello!

    I did an EPQ and got an A in it. I would say:

    The advantages:

    - You gain an extra qualification (which is great if you're like me and don't do any other extra curricular activities!)
    - You get to learn and practice skills useful for university, including as extended essay writing, referencing and public speaking/presentation skills
    - Occasionally universities will make lower offers if you do the EPQ

    The disadvantages:

    - It can be time consuming/stressful, especially if you're trying to do it whilst working/revising for other subjects

    Other things to increase your chances of being accepted into your preferred university could be joining relevant clubs/societies, getting involved in volunteering projects related to the subject area, and just generally being able to effectively demonstrate your enthusiasm for the subject!
 
 
 
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