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I have 2 years of A-levels left, is there anything I can do to get as many UCAS points as possible?
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I have 2 years of A-levels left, is there anything I can do to get as many UCAS points as possible?
DofE, EPQ
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I have 2 years of A-levels left, is there anything I can do to get as many UCAS points as possible?
EPQ can be a good one, since you can make it relate to what you want to study.
Some performing and musical awards can give you UCAS points, but only if you are at a high standard so unless you are musical it may not be worth it.
Could do an AS subject? Not worth many even with an A grade.
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EPQ can be a good one, since you can make it relate to what you want to study.
Some performing and musical awards can give you UCAS points, but only if you are at a high standard so unless you are musical it may not be worth it.
Could do an AS subject? Not worth many even with an A grade.
My school doesn't do EPQ so if I do some independent research will it still give me UCAS point or help me get an offer from universities?
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DofE, EPQ
DofE doesn't give UCAS points.
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If you can play any musical instrument/ perform to a high standard, I believe that some of those awards can provide UCAS points
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My school doesn't do EPQ so if I do some independent research will it still give me UCAS point or help me get an offer from universities?
Doing independent research will not give you UCAS points, but will look good as it shows you are doing further reading and may be beyond what you are learning.
Some universities do not look at UCAS points and will look at grades instead. Just depends where you go.
If you dont mind me asking, what are you planning on doing and where?
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Doing independent research will not give you UCAS points, but will look good as it shows you are doing further reading and may be beyond what you are learning.
Some universities do not look at UCAS points and will look at grades instead. Just depends where you go.
If you dont mind me asking, what are you planning on doing and where?
I'm trying to get into UCL, Cambridge or any university around that kind of level and I want to do medicine.
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I'm trying to get into UCL, Cambridge or any university around that kind of level and I want to do medicine.
Only QMUL uses ucas tariff for medicine the rest use grades
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Only QMUL uses ucas tariff for medicine the rest use grades
Thank you I wasn't sure before, but I'll try to get my UCAS points up anyway. There's no harm.
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Realistically, even universities which use the UCAS tariff for entry may cap the number of qualifications at the equivalent of 3 A-levels. In other words, piling more and more qualies on won't be of much benefit.

If you are doing A-levels, and are trying for Medicine, do your level best in your 3 or 4 subjects. An extra AS or EPQ may help you stand out, but a Grade 8 in bass trombone is unlikely to do so.

UCL and Cambridge care far more about your BMAT score and your performance at interview. If you get a place, you will then need to concentrate on getting the A*AA (UCL) or A*A*A (Cambridge) in your offer.
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I'm trying to get into UCL, Cambridge or any university around that kind of level and I want to do medicine.
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Upping your tariff absolutely is worth doing if you want to apply to Barts as it takes your pressure off your UCAT score. But an epq or a 4th Alevel is an easier way to do that (but the 4th Alevel is often a hindrance elsewhere if it brings anything else down). But no one else worries about the tariff.
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Upping your tariff absolutely is worth doing if you want to apply to Barts as it takes your pressure off your UCAT score. But an epq or a 4th Alevel is an easier way to do that (but the 4th Alevel is often a hindrance elsewhere if it brings anything else down). But no one else worries about the tariff.
Ok, I'll keep that in mind. Thank you.
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