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    Hi!

    So basically I want to study languages/European studies ect at uni and I've just completed my AS Levels. My college gives me the chance to do an EPQ but I don't really want to do it because I already do quite a bit of extra-curricular stuff (eg. a French Literature class) I feel that an EPQ would take up time I don't have to spare and mean my A-Level results were not as good as they could be. I'm hoping to get at least ABB in my A-Levels. (fingers crossed lol)

    My question is this: to gain a place studying languages at uni, would an EPQ help a lot or just a bit? Is it really worth all the stress?

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    Hi! I'm in a similar position to you, I want to study French and either beginners Italian/Portuguese at uni. My school is offering EPQs too and I'm unsure whether to do one as well.

    I think it depends on what universities you are looking at - for example at Leeds (somewhere I am considering) this is what the website says (for French and Portuguese):

    " A-level: ABB including A in French. When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABC at A Level including A in French and grade A in the EPQ. "

    However some universities that I am looking at do not consider it. So I guess the best thing to do, is to look at universities you are applying to and the course - and see if they accept the EPQ as a part of your offer. If they do, it could really help. Also, if you do the EPQ on something language related, you may find it really interesting and be able to mention it in your personal statement!

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by isabelkd)
    Hi! I'm in a similar position to you, I want to study French and either beginners Italian/Portuguese at uni. My school is offering EPQs too and I'm unsure whether to do one as well.

    I think it depends on what universities you are looking at - for example at Leeds (somewhere I am considering) this is what the website says (for French and Portuguese):

    " A-level: ABB including A in French. When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABC at A Level including A in French and grade A in the EPQ. "

    However some universities that I am looking at do not consider it. So I guess the best thing to do, is to look at universities you are applying to and the course - and see if they accept the EPQ as a part of your offer. If they do, it could really help. Also, if you do the EPQ on something language related, you may find it really interesting and be able to mention it in your personal statement!

    Hope this helps

    All true. I probs would find it interesting but I'm just worried that I'll give myself to much work get stressed and my A-Level grades will suffer! Thanks for you response, I'd love to know what you decide to do
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    I think at the end of the day, if you think your grades will suffer then I wouldn't do it! You get made an offer on your actual A Levels really, and they're more important than an EPQ (I think anyway). Obvs if you think you can do it, definitely do it but if you're unsure then maybe don't! No problem
 
 
 
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