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    I'm a first year doing 4 A Levels in physics, maths, further maths and Chemistry which are all linear and tougher.

    Is it worth dropping chemistry and instead doing an EPQ in second year?

    I want to do general/aerospace engineering I think.
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    Epq is amazing, some unis like bath give u a reduced offer if u get an A in epq.

    I have applied for aerospace engineering too if u have any questions let me know.

    Its tough to pick an a level for u to drop though. However an epq would give u a lot to talk about in a PS and demonstrates your ability to think independently.
    (Original post by DonJoseph)
    I'm a first year doing 4 A Levels in physics, maths, further maths and Chemistry which are all linear and tougher.

    Is it worth dropping chemistry and instead doing an EPQ in second year?

    I want to do general/aerospace engineering I think.
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    Technically some very top unis e.g. Cambridge, Imperial don't really count Maths and Further Maths as 2 different subjects. So they like people to do Maths, FM and 2 other subjects to competitive. So where are you thinking of applying?
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    (Original post by DonJoseph)
    I'm a first year doing 4 A Levels in physics, maths, further maths and Chemistry which are all linear and tougher.

    Is it worth dropping chemistry and instead doing an EPQ in second year?

    I want to do general/aerospace engineering I think.
    I would definitely do 3 A Levels and an EPQ. EPQ is a lot of work but you stop it after 1 year which means you may have a good grade secured in then yr13 to focus on your 3 A Levels - I do maths, further maths and physics and only a month into yr13 but they are very time consuming, so would recommend just the 3 over 4 anyday. If you really want to do the 4 and still EPQ, see if your school could maybe offer you an AS in chemistry or something?? I know not many schools do now but it could be an option
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    (Original post by DonJoseph)
    I'm a first year doing 4 A Levels in physics, maths, further maths and Chemistry which are all linear and tougher.

    Is it worth dropping chemistry and instead doing an EPQ in second year?

    I want to do general/aerospace engineering I think.
    a relevant EPQ would look nice and require a lot less work in exam period.
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    They're "tougher" yet the same proportion of people get the grades so don't fall for that illusion. What it does mean though is you'll have to learn more content, so it is more time consuming you could say.

    I'd say 100% the 4 A levels. Maths, FM and Physics are extremely intertwined and to a lesser extent so are Physics and Chemistry. If you don't think you can do it by January, drop a subject.
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    Hi! I am doing 4 Linear A Levels (History, Eng Lit, Eng Lang + Fine Art) and did an EPQ in Y12, honestly most universities just ask for 3 A Levels so it is probably better to take 3 and do very well in them. I would only recommend 4 A Levels if you really adored all the subjects and could not imagine yourself dropping one. You could always start off with 4 A Levels and then drop one of them if you found it too much and then take on an EPQ (I know plenty of people who did this in Y12 all the way into December). 4 A Levels is a lot of work and I often find myself struggling with balancing my revision for mocks (probably just my disorganisation to be honest). For context: I got an A* in my EPQ and am predicted A*AAA.

    Would heavily recommend an EPQ, especially since you have an interest of taking a degree within a specific field. An EPQ will allow you to research this subject even further and you could mention your research in your personal statement. Some universities will even give you lower grade requirements if you get a certain grade.
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    I had the same issue as you in the holidays but honeslty doing 3 alevels and an epq instead of 4 alevel was the best decision I've made in college so far. I have a few a friends who are doing 4 and whilst they arent struggling completely, they're constantly doing work and it's only going to harder, especially next year. EPQ is also kind of fun once you get into it as you can do it however you want on a topic you actually want to do
 
 
 
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