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    So i'm in Year 12 and my final grades were a B in AS product design and also U's in Maths and Physics. After talking to my sixth form head, he said i couldn't retake the subjects or the year which is kinda relieving because i didn't like maths or physics at all, but that also means i cannot retake the year with other subjects. My only option was to stay at that school and continue onto Year 13 Product design and do Btec IT, which i don't mind because i got a D* in IT in GCSE. My main concern is can i get into a good university with a Btec and Product Design, 2 subjects im quite confident in?
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    Yes do that!
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    What do you want to study at university and have you considered an EQP?
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    (Original post by Iamflorence)
    What do you want to study at university and have you considered an EQP?
    I want to do something related to product design or the business side of product design and no I didn't apply for a EPQ. Is it useful in anyway and will it benefit me? Because I'm not too sure what it is.
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    My advice is to try and find a specific course you wont to do at uni, so that you can find out if the subjects you have taken are okay
    YES!! EPQ is very useful, an EPQ is equivalent to an AS grade and universities consider is grreatly, so you will basically come out with 3 grades
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    I guess it depends on what you would consider a good university. Look up the amount of points you can get from a BTEC course and an A-Level and see if there are any courses you like that will accept those points/grades. EPQ is basically another AS and yes, it's incredibly beneficial! You choose everything you do and have complete control, you just have to ensure your planning is logged. It's really your chance to show a university or an employer what you can do on your own, as the support you get during EPQ will be very similar to what you will get at university. If you want to do product design, design a product! I would also recommend looking into apprenticeships and internships. My brother is a graphic designer and has told me before that people with experienced backgrounds that haven't gone to uni tend to perform better all-around than those who have gone to uni, but obviously I can't really generalise :') I just think that for a vocational thing like that, you probably have more doors open to you than just university. I assume potentially apprenticeship leaders will be more interested in your ability to specialise in specific areas than your point count, and if you can go on to university after that if you want
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    you should change college and do different A levels
 
 
 
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