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Since I attended induction days at my first choice sixth form last week, I've been weighing up whether or not to do an EPQ. Like everyone else, I want to maximise my chances of securing a place at a good university on my desired course (English or English/French).

However, I will be studying 5 AS Levels in Year 12 (English Lit, French, Sociology, Media and General Studies), so I don't know whether doing an EPQ would be a wise idea because I truly don't fancy the idea of stressing myself out big time!

Despite this, I'm curious as to whether doing an EPQ on an English or French-based topic (which I'm interested in studying beyond sixth form) would be better than choosing a random topic because I don't know whether universities would prefer this, especially as it would show a deeper understanding of my chosen subject.

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Im in my second year now at college & also weighing up whether to do it, however i wouldnt advise to do general studies. Only uni i know accepts it so far is Wolverhampton. Id say either do general studies or EPQ, not both because they are viewed similarly and most unis dont take them anyway. Doing an epq would be more fun tho!

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(Original post by jad3s3yh4030)
Im in my second year now at college & also weighing up whether to do it, however i wouldnt advise to do general studies. Only uni i know accepts it so far is Wolverhampton. Id say either do general studies or EPQ, not both because they are viewed similarly and most unis dont take them anyway. Doing an epq would be more fun tho!

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Ideally, I wouldn't do General Studies but it is compulsory at my sixth form. Still, I might consider doing the EPQ at the beginning of Year 13 as I would have dropped a subject by then.
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I would say, doing an EPQ related to your uni course may boost your application if you mention it in your ps but ask your college career advisor if in doubt

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I did an EPQ in my second year into mass high school shootings in America. I think it was very useful in giving me an edge over other university applicants. I am going to be studying accounting, so the topics do not need to relate at all, it just shows commitment to a project and the ability to learn independently - what universities are looking for.
However, at my college, you could only take an EPQ in your second year and they schedule it so it is handed in by February. I was doing 3 A2 subjects so had the time to do it.
I don't know whether you have the chance to do one in the second year instead of your first, as you might have too much going on. I enjoy large projects and was able to complete my EPQ in less than the time required, so it also depends on you personally and your work ethic.
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