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    I've applied to do an epq however I'm wondering if its worth it. I'm currently doing four AS levels (chem,bio,maths and psychology) and I want to do medicine. I was looking at uni requirements and I know for Manchester they do require an extra qualification (like an extra AS level or an EPQ OR DoE or NCS or something). I'm finding psychology quite boring and I'm wondering if the epq is easier/less stressful than an extra as level (so I can drop psychology) given I am really interested in the topic I've chosen
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    (Original post by honeybooooo)
    I've applied to do an epq however I'm wondering if its worth it. I'm currently doing four AS levels (chem,bio,maths and psychology) and I want to do medicine. I was looking at uni requirements and I know for Manchester they do require an extra qualification (like an extra AS level or an EPQ OR DoE or NCS or something). I'm finding psychology quite boring and I'm wondering if the epq is easier/less stressful than an extra as level (so I can drop psychology) given I am really interested in the topic I've chosen
    Well if your motivated to get it done then sure!
    Your marked mainly on how well you plan your work, rather than your actual outcome. Though I tend to see people try to do it all the day before.

    If you manage your time well, it will be a breeze. I think it's worth it.
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    Well if your motivated to get it done then sure!
    Your marked mainly on how well you plan your work, rather than your actual outcome. Though I tend to see people try to do it all the day before.

    If you manage your time well, it will be a breeze. I think it's worth it.
    Ah great! how long did it take u to do?
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    I've only just gone into A2 and I'm just at the stage of beginning to draft mine. I'm ahead of everyone else in my mentor group as I did loads of research over the holiday. I read journals and noted the points they said and the author so I can go back and evaluate them at a later date. I've probably done something like 30 hours over the summer of researching. I took a trip up to Manchester Central Library too.

    Because of that I have less that needs doing during my A2 year. My supervisor told me I may have to change a few things slightly in my log, but really that's alright. It honestly no longer feels like an awful lot anymore. 120 hours may seem like a lot, and it's very similar to the amount of time that you'll spend in each subject each year, but in reality because you get so invested you'll enjoy the time you're spending on it. Stressful? I wouldn't say it was. You don't have anyone telling you "do your essay like this for an A" or "learn this." It's very much led by you, and the marks come from particular skills rather than what you know about the subject itself.

    I really do think it's worth it. Not only will it help you get into Medicine but its something you can also discuss on your personal statement if you find an area that really interests you and can help put across that passion a little bit more (granted you have some Medicine related work experience).
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    (Original post by honeybooooo)
    Ah great! how long did it take u to do?
    Well it's supposed to be 120 hours of work.
 
 
 
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