EPQ's are always a good safety net in case grades are just missed as sometimes universities will let you in with a good grade in it, some universities will even lower the grades but they will state this on their website usually.
If you're struggling with timing I recommend setting aside 4-5 hours a week for EPQ work as that's all that's required really. But the commitment to your other qualifications should take priority over your EPQ so if you think it will take away from these then don't worry too much unless your choices state that EPQ will benefit.
Hope this helps,
Ben - UoP rep
Im currently doing epq however i have had the thought of dropping out as it will be too much for me as im doing btec and core maths.. my predicted grades are suitable for my entry into university however if i dont get them grades im worried. What should i do? How important is epq will it be fine if i drop out?
It might be better to do a topic you know you’re going to enjoy and can take easy, so when you have free time you can actually enjoy doing it instead of feeling like it’s another subject on top of your others! Whatever you decide, you should take priority over your other subjects no matter what. Hope this helps!