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Hello, I am thinking of possibly doing a Maths related EPQ but I think it will be too much work according to the 3 or possibly 4 A-Levels I want to do.
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Is there a PI component in any of your planned A levels? The EPQ is a good basic grounding for that, and can also be taken into consideration by some universities if you marginally miss your offer.
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I am planning to do Maths A-Level and Accountancy A-Level and Economics A-Level and possibly a Latin A-Level or Statistics A-Level if I can find places that do them.
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Hello, I am thinking of possibly doing a Maths related EPQ but I think it will be too much work according to the 3 or possibly 4 A-Levels I want to do.
I wouldn't do 4 A levels and an EPQ as too much work for the vast majority of students.
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I am planning to do Maths A-Level and Accountancy A-Level and Economics A-Level and possibly a Latin A-Level or Statistics A-Level if I can find places that do them.
Not Further Maths?
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Shall I just take out Latin A-Level and Statistics A-Level as I can’t find a place that does them which leaves me with three A-Levels and an EPQ. Is that too much work?
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My college does not do it.
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Not Further Maths?

My college does not do Further Maths unfortunately.
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Shall I just take out Latin A-Level and Statistics A-Level as I can’t find a place that does them which leaves me with three A-Levels and an EPQ. Is that too much work?
That sounds sensible to me, to stick with what's available at your college.

3 A levels and an EPQ is ok and certainly something you could attempt in Year 12 (I wouldn't recommend starting it in Year 13). Lots of people do end up dropping the EPQ if it gets too difficult or time consuming, however, because A levels are the most important thing for you to focus on.
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As a year 13 who is still stuck working on the EPQ with exams only 3/4 months away I really say dont bother. I've enjoyed learning more about my topic, it's helped in some areas of my academics, and luckily my first choice of university considers it. None of my other universities consider it however, and a 5000 word essay, research for the essay, a source analysis (where you write about every website, book, scientific journals (thats where an expert on the topic like a scientist explains the topic and research on it and its all very factual), that you've used and you analyse how trustworthy it is (like if its 50 years old its probably outdated and new methods could have been found since then, whereas if its written by a specialist in the field it could have accurate information), then theres a powerpoint on your epq journey (like what your essay is on - but summarised - as well as the progression of your title (topic to topic, and why youve changed).
So it really is a lot work-wise, but on the other hand it's pretty educational.
Hope this helped.
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As a year 13 who is still stuck working on the EPQ with exams only 3/4 months away I really say dont bother. I've enjoyed learning more about my topic, it's helped in some areas of my academics, and luckily my first choice of university considers it. None of my other universities consider it however, and a 5000 word essay, research for the essay, a source analysis (where you write about every website, book, scientific journals (thats where an expert on the topic like a scientist explains the topic and research on it and its all very factual), that you've used and you analyse how trustworthy it is (like if its 50 years old its probably outdated and new methods could have been found since then, whereas if its written by a specialist in the field it could have accurate information), then theres a powerpoint on your epq journey (like what your essay is on - but summarised - as well as the progression of your title (topic to topic, and why youve changed).
So it really is a lot work-wise, but on the other hand it's pretty educational.
Hope this helped.
I think that's a really good point, that EPQs are a lot of work, and not all Unis even count them as worth anything.
Those that do will likely make people only a slightly revised offer, such as AAB without an EPQ or ABB with it, as long as you also get an top grade in the EPQ. Not sure the one grade drop is worth the mountain of extra work personally, but that's just my opinion.
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As a year 13 who is still stuck working on the EPQ with exams only 3/4 months away I really say dont bother. I've enjoyed learning more about my topic, it's helped in some areas of my academics, and luckily my first choice of university considers it. None of my other universities consider it however, and a 5000 word essay, research for the essay, a source analysis (where you write about every website, book, scientific journals (thats where an expert on the topic like a scientist explains the topic and research on it and its all very factual), that you've used and you analyse how trustworthy it is (like if its 50 years old its probably outdated and new methods could have been found since then, whereas if its written by a specialist in the field it could have accurate information), then theres a powerpoint on your epq journey (like what your essay is on - but summarised - as well as the progression of your title (topic to topic, and why youve changed).
So it really is a lot work-wise, but on the other hand it's pretty educational.
Hope this helped.
This does help a bit but I could just do the EPQ in the summer holidays when I have got lots of time off.
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