Once again, I do not see how maths is making a candidate stronger in any sense. I know someone who did an EPQ about stem cells and also got an A* who is studying medicine. If we are talking about interests, then I also know someone who documented their training as a triathlete who also achieved an A* and is studying medicine. Both talked about them when asked in interview. Case in point, you can choose to do your EPQ on whatever you want, making it about maths doesn't make a difference.(Original post by Anonymous030701)
My friend applied for Med and did an epq in math and got an a* in it - the eps was equally as strong as an AS. When she had here interview she explained how she didn't do a-level maths but she did an EPQ to prove she was good with numbers. Although its not a requirement the uni appreciated it and said they were glad she did it and that they could tell she was passionate.
Seeing as an EPQ is equivalent to half an A-Level, there is no surprise it is as strong as an AS.
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