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    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    No

    Most universities will require 3 full A levels (or 2 A levels and a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma). An EPQ isn't equivalent to an A level.

    If you apply with just 2 A levels then you're only likely to be eligible for foundation courses.
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    No

    Most universities will require 3 full A levels (or 2 A levels and a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma). An EPQ isn't equivalent to an A level.

    If you apply with just 2 A levels then you're only likely to be eligible for foundation courses.
    You forgot two full-stops...
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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    no way
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    No you won't
    An EPQ isn't an A-Level, it's equivalent to half an A-Level but it's not one
    Besides, you'd be a disadvantage (intellectually and competitively) against other candidates who have 3 or more A-Levels.
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    (Original post by CounTolstoy)
    You forgot two full-stops...
    forgot or deliberately omitted them to wind up nitpickers?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    forgot or deliberately omitted them to wind up nitpickers?
    :iiam:
    Where is your capital letter? Absolutely appalling.
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    (Original post by CounTolstoy)
    Where is your capital letter? Absolutely appalling.
    i dont no
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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    You might have enough for some of the more flexible universities if you do well enough.

    As an example, a Business degree at Birmingham City or Sheffield Hallam needs 112 new UCAS points, including a minimum of two full A levels. You could get that with two As plus a C in EPQ, or a AB plus A in EPQ.

    If you're planning to apply to unis using UCAS points you'll need to ask around whether they require two or three A2s in the calculation. You might also ask your college if they offer any extra points-bearing qualifications like Core Maths, ASDAN/CoPE or IFS Certificate that would give you a bit more of a buffer. Another option would be an extra subject-based AS, but I guess you've ruled that out already. Many points universities do accept General Studies, so if you wanted an extra A2 to widen your options that might be a good shout?

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    Why not just do 3?

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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    What grades do you expect to get and what subject do you want to do at uni.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Why not just do 3?

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    We've had a lot of queries from potential applicants about taking 2 A levels and an EPQ - it seems to be something that some schools and colleges are recommending to students starting sixth form (without letting them know how much it will restrict their choices at university).

    I assume it's driven by funding cuts.
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    I'm in the same boat as you I do two alevels and the EPQ. I've done the EPQ last year as well. Best chance is to probs get as many ucas points as you can and hopefully they'll let you in. They let me in! They look at applicants from a different perspective like me and my autism for example. It's not pity. Good luck.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    We've had a lot of queries from potential applicants about taking 2 A levels and an EPQ - it seems to be something that some schools and colleges are recommending to students starting sixth form (without letting them know how much it will restrict their choices at university).
    I'm surprised to hear of schools recommending it from the outset - that really is quite poor form. I had assumed OP had either not done well enough to be allowed to progress on to year 2 of the course or otherwise not enjoyed it enough to want to carry it on.

    Timetabling and funding make crashing a 3rd A level in one year difficult. Reforms mean that if you're not entering students for AS there's no point a Y13 sitting in on a Y12 class as they won't get a qualification at the end. I can see why EPQ is the most obvious bonus option if for some reason you end up only being able to do two in Y13, but it shouldn't be the default option from the start.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    I assume it's driven by funding cuts.
    Oh dear.

    Cheaper for exam fees, or a more fundamental reduction in teaching ?
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    (Original post by brad2800)
    Will i still have enough UCAS points to apply for unis?
    i dont know why some people here are so sure that you can't - i know plently of people who got into uni with 2 a levels and an epq
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Oh dear.

    Cheaper for exam fees, or a more fundamental reduction in teaching ?
    A bit of both I think
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    (Original post by PQ)
    We've had a lot of queries from potential applicants about taking 2 A levels and an EPQ - it seems to be something that some schools and colleges are recommending to students starting sixth form (without letting them know how much it will restrict their choices at university).

    I assume it's driven by funding cuts.
    The welsh schools do Welsh baccalaureate which is the BTEC that can be substituted for 1 A level at a lot of unis now a days, but even then the schools encourage 3 A levels. what are the english schools thinking?
 
 
 
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