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    I need to decide whether or not I want to do an EPQ.

    I am applying for Neuroscience at Kings which will probably be my first choice if I get an offer. I have seen a few topics which I find very interesting. Could an EPQ be the difference between getting an offer and not and should I do one anyway to deepen my knowledge of the subject?


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    Nope. Though it would make something to talk about in your statement, if you wanted.

    Very few universities (e.g. Sheffield) may give a lower offer on a course if you get a certain grade in the EPQ, most however don't.

    It's a good thing to include in a personal statement and to talk about in an interview (if your unis give you one) and some unis consider it in the application process.

    You might want to contact your universities or look at bit deeper into their admission process on their website to check their stance on the EPQ.

    I'm doing it this year mainly for the personal statement as it shows skills and interest in the topic. I haven't found it to be time consuming at all really if I'm honest and it definitely hasn't subtracted any time from my A Levels and while parts of it are boring (such as the literature review) I have found it interesting (I'm doing a biomed topic).
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