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    So, i guess its that time of year. With EPQ deadlines closing in and everyone deciding to drop out. I started off strong with completing most of my research in summer and over christmas. Now i have until friday to hand my final 5000 word peace in. I am 2000 words in and my production log is looking light.

    I've got 12 days to revise for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics internal exams and i really want to start revising for the real exams in 3 months time. I'm struggling to focus on writing this thing out and really want to drop it.

    I'm applying for medicine and from the research I've done the EPQ is pretty much insignificant in that regards. I haven't been asked about it in my interviews however i did include it in my personal statement but it looks like I'm going to be taking a gap year and re-applying next year for medicine again anyway.

    Considering what i am applying for and how screwed i am right now, do you recommend i drop it or pull all nighters until friday and get it over with. I guess my question is, is it really worth the pain and stress???
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    So, i guess its that time of year. With EPQ deadlines closing in and everyone deciding to drop out. I started off strong with completing most of my research in summer and over christmas. Now i have until friday to hand my final 5000 word peace in. I am 2000 words in and my production log is looking light.

    I've got 12 days to revise for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics internal exams and i really want to start revising for the real exams in 3 months time. I'm struggling to focus on writing this thing out and really want to drop it.

    I'm applying for medicine and from the research I've done the EPQ is pretty much insignificant in that regards. I haven't been asked about it in my interviews however i did include it in my personal statement but it looks like I'm going to be taking a gap year and re-applying next year for medicine again anyway.

    Considering what i am applying for and how screwed i am right now, do you recommend i drop it or pull all nighters until friday and get it over with. I guess my question is, is it really worth the pain and stress???
    If I was going to be brutal, then if they don take it into consideration and you dont feel you can get an A, then your main A levels have priority because of the resit rules imposed by many unis.

    You have to deicide whether you are being honest with yourself an the reason you are considering quitting is because you will have to do some hard work for 5 days or because you feel it will add to your A levels or you know you cant get the grade you want.

    Make the choice today and stick with it. If its not part of your offer, then its not part of it. I'm also assuming you have all your offers by now or done all the interviews?

    The only other way I can think of it coming into play is if you are one grade below, but then theres a good chance of being toast anyway.
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    If I was going to be brutal, then if they don take it into consideration and you dont feel you can get an A, then your main A levels have priority because of the resit rules imposed by many unis.

    You have to deicide whether you are being honest with yourself an the reason you are considering quitting is because you will have to do some hard work for 5 days or because you feel it will add to your A levels or you know you cant get the grade you want.

    Make the choice today and stick with it. If its not part of your offer, then its not part of it. I'm also assuming you have all your offers by now or done all the interviews?

    The only other way I can think of it coming into play is if you are one grade below, but then theres a good chance of being toast anyway.
    I got my offers, none of them mention anything about the EPQ. For medicine, even if you get an A* they do not lower the grade boundaries (as far as i know). I initially started because i thought i would enjoy and gain some valuable skills, it gives me absolutely no advantage for medicine unless i was applying for Queen mary (which i did not).

    Now i just have to hope my supervisor is okay with me dropping it because this will come as a shock to her... wish me luck
 
 
 
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