EES or EPQ on an application form: which is worth more?

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    I know that an EPQ is worth about half an A level (thereby having UCAS points attributed to it), but I also know that EES is worth the same as a gold CREST award which - while impressive - doesn't have any UCAS points with it.

    I'm not sure whether or not to do an EES or an EPQ in Sixth form (my aim is to study physics or mathematics at university). Which is worth more on an application and which would help me the most in the long run?
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    (Original post by Heirio)
    I know that an EPQ is worth about half an A level (thereby having UCAS points attributed to it), but I also know that EES is worth the same as a gold CREST award which - while impressive - doesn't have any UCAS points with it.

    I'm not sure whether or not to do an EES or an EPQ in Sixth form (my aim is to study physics or mathematics at university). Which is worth more on an application and which would help me the most in the long run?
    Hiya,

    It's honestly up to you! The subjects you're studying, your predicted grades and your personal statement are all likely to have a bigger impact on your application.

    I wouldn't get too wrapped up in which is worth more for an application - do the one you think will be more interesting and enjoyable for you. That interest and enthusiasm will be reflected in your personal statement, making your application stronger

    Personally, especially given that you'd like to go on to study maths or physics, the EES sounds like a fantastic opportunity and will allow you to gain experience and meet people in the industry. However, the EPQ is also a really valuable thing to do.

    You can always email to the Admissions Tutor for Physics on [email protected] who will be able to give you more specific advice about the department's preferences.

    Let me know if you have any more questions,

    Katie
 
 
 
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