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!
EPQ at A-level? Watch
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Last edited by Student150; 26-08-2016 at 20:16.
- 26-08-2016 19:56
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- 28-08-2016 21:20
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.
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