Does an EPQ count towards anything?
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- Thread Starter
- 14-02-2018 18:14
- 14-02-2018 18:36
I think you get UCAS points, and sometimes it helps to lower one entry requirement?
Correct me if I'm wrong anyone..
- 14-02-2018 18:50
For some courses (not medicine, going by your username), they may lower the entrance requirements by a grade if you get certain grades in your EPQ.
You get some UCAS points, and it's an opportunity to gain a qualification by researching a topic you're interested. It also gives you something to talk about in your personal statement or interviews.
I personally didn't do one but I can definitely see why people would.
I did EPQ, and it did not lower any of my offers but I do think it made my application stronger. Some people in my school got lowered offers after getting a high EPQ grade, but not the majority. An EPQ is seen as ‘half an a level’ which I think is a bit of a stretch. Regardless of what it is worth, I think it’s really useful and it formed the basis of my personal statement and showed that I’m capable of doing undergraduate style work.