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    Where I’m going to study have listed either that or Core Maths as a requirement, alongside 3 A levels.

    My A levels are Bio, Chem and English Lang. ‘Writing’ subjects do come naturally to me, whereas more technical ones with calculations I have to work a bit at.

    Aiming to go into Medicine so obviously I want 3 As minimum... feel like EPQ will be a bit of a hassle and I’ve heard mixed comments about it. Will it benefit me and my application or do I wriggle myself out of it prior to Sept?
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    A lot of hassle! My advice would be to drop it while you still can, as most places would prefer 3 exceptional grades (such as the 3A's you're hoping for) instead of 3 average grades and the EPQ. It takes away your valuable study time when you need to revise and doesn't overly help once you're at uni!
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    Epq isn’t really valuable when it comes to medicine? But if you want a related topic you could do it on the four humours, cure for cancer, technology in medicine or something
    You’re better off with maths
    A lot of people applying for med have it along with bio& chem
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    If essay based subjects come naturally to you then why are you doing Medicine? Just a thought that came to me when I read your post. Surely your skills are going to be better suited in a humanities based field.

    But anyway, it depends. It is a blessing for me because many universities I have applied to have given me a lower offer granted I get an A or a B in my EPQ. For you however it will depend if the universities you are interested in include it in their offer and the subject pages will say whether they do or not. I would have also thought that the EPQ may give a slight edge for a area as competitive as Medicine.
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    I found the EPQ really helpful. I do a psychology based degree so writing the report helped me gain a lot of skills which have made my assignments easier. I got A*AB at A-Level and A in EPQ.
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    (Original post by ethistu7)
    Where I’m going to study have listed either that or Core Maths as a requirement, alongside 3 A levels.

    My A levels are Bio, Chem and English Lang. ‘Writing’ subjects do come naturally to me, whereas more technical ones with calculations I have to work a bit at.

    Aiming to go into Medicine so obviously I want 3 As minimum... feel like EPQ will be a bit of a hassle and I’ve heard mixed comments about it. Will it benefit me and my application or do I wriggle myself out of it prior to Sept?
    Honestly it probably won't be of any benefit unless you're asked about it in interview (I wasn't though). However, I don't do essay subjects so I enjoyed it as it allowed me to develop report writing skills and I genuinely enjoyed the topic I did so I guess it was kind of relaxing for me
 
 
 
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