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    I'm currently studying for my A Levels while doing an EPQ. I want to apply for Ancient History at Russel Group universities, and currently my predictions are AAA. However, I'm really struggling with the EPQ- apparently, it has to be finished by this February but I've not even been told if my question was confirmed by the exam board yet. If I do get a bad EPQ grade, do I have to put it down, and if so, will it massively affect my application?
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    I believe you do have to put the grade down, but I highly doubt it's a make or break decision for universities. The EPQ is really there as an extra thing to show passion for a certain subject, but it's not as if it's compulsory. I've been told that universities don't really view it as extra UCAS points, but rather as another way to see what you're enthusiastic about. So no, don't worry about it.
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    (Original post by CarysJSLewis)
    I believe you do have to put the grade down, but I highly doubt it's a make or break decision for universities. The EPQ is really there as an extra thing to show passion for a certain subject, but it's not as if it's compulsory. I've been told that universities don't really view it as extra UCAS points, but rather as another way to see what you're enthusiastic about. So no, don't worry about it.
    Okay, thank you
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    (Original post by LN1234)
    I'm currently studying for my A Levels while doing an EPQ. I want to apply for Ancient History at Russel Group universities, and currently my predictions are AAA. However, I'm really struggling with the EPQ- apparently, it has to be finished by this February but I've not even been told if my question was confirmed by the exam board yet. If I do get a bad EPQ grade, do I have to put it down, and if so, will it massively affect my application?
    If you get a grade in any subject(including an EPQ) then yes you must declare it.

    It's entirely up to the universities to decide how big a role it would have in their decision making - usually it's not very much except for some universities where a good EPQ can entitle you to a slightly lower A-level offer, but even then you would still be entitled to the standard offer.
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    If you get a grade in any subject(including an EPQ) then yes you must declare it.

    It's entirely up to the universities to decide how big a role it would have in their decision making - usually it's not very much except for some universities where a good EPQ can entitle you to a slightly lower A-level offer, but even then you would still be entitled to the standard offer.
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    (Original post by LN1234)
    I'm currently studying for my A Levels while doing an EPQ. I want to apply for Ancient History at Russel Group universities, and currently my predictions are AAA. However, I'm really struggling with the EPQ- apparently, it has to be finished by this February but I've not even been told if my question was confirmed by the exam board yet. If I do get a bad EPQ grade, do I have to put it down, and if so, will it massively affect my application?
    You have to put it down, but it's up to universities if they will actually take it into consideration...

    I'm not sure what you mean by the exam board needing to confirm your question though - this is just for you to discuss with your teacher, the exam board AFAIK has nothing to do with it. So you should be able to just get on with writing the essay
 
 
 

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