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    I really need some help in making an important decision...

    My school allows you to do only 3 A levels, however you can do 4 if you have the minimum grades of 4A*s and 4As, which I got.

    One of the teachers recommended I should do an EPQ because they said I was strong academically. He also said it's something universities like to see.

    My main concern is that if I do an EPQ, the rest of my 3 grades will suffer because I won't spend as much time revising for the main three A levels, which are maths, biology and chemistry. I want to study either medicine, dentistry, chemistry or pharmacy at university.
    Also, I feel like I'd hate doing an EPQ because I don't enjoy essays, but if it's worth the UCAS points then I don't know?!?

    My first question is, do universities really value EPQs?

    Secondly, is it worth taking an EPQ even if it's worth half an A-level, despite my other grades possibly suffering? Which is more important: three amazing grades, or three mediocre grades plus an EPQ-which gives more UCAS points?

    If you could reply to this asap that would be great because I need to let my teacher know what I'm going to take. Thank you very much!
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:

    Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
    (Original post by Fox Corner)
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