I quite recently got my GCSE grades which I was quite disappointed on because I worked really hard. I got 7As (including maths, 2X English, 2X science) & 4Bs. I was just wondering if I still had a good chance of getting on to a medicine course at a really good university (such as imperial). I was also wondering if doing the EPQ is really worth it ? It seems like too much work and I really want to focus on my A-Levels. Do you think doing the EPQ or being a part of the Netball team & Debating team & Sixth Form Commitee is better or will be better recieved by universities?
Thank you very much
How likely is it I get into Medicine & Is EPQ worth it? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-09-2016 21:58
- Political Ambassador
- 25-09-2016 22:04
Just saying, medicine is really rather similar at all unis, you'll get employed no matter where you go. I personally got an A in EPQ and, coming to look at politics at uni, I have some lowered offers (aab-abb etc). EPQ is very respected, in general. More so than sporting activities in clubs.
For me, I didn't work anywhere near enough, it doesn't have to be that much work. To get an A, get friendly with your supervisor, he is your examiner, listen to what he says and follow it like law from the start. If you work hard at the start and prioritise your log you don't have to get an a in your essay, you can comfortably get an a with a b essay if you have a great log.
I would recommed EPQ, but get it done before it gets in the way of your exams and keep on top of it.