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A level and EPQ choices for vet med

i want to be a vet and am currently deciding my a levels, at my school you have to do an EPQ. i am unsure on what i would do it on (obviously vet or animal related) i am extremly interested in equines or large farm animals so it could be related to that. however i was thinking about doing something like how the modern society and expectations/trends have impacted the popularity and breeding standards of dogs. but any EPQ ideas welcome, please reply. also i know i want to do Chemistry and Biology a level and am deciding between geography and pe a level. i love both but i think doing pe would be easier because there is less content than geography and it overlaps with biology. however pe is less respected by univeristies and i dont like the practical side as i find it stressful and if i were to do it i would choose football as my sport but i currently play for 2 outside of school teams and the the U16 and U18 school team but the two outside of school teams would stop so i dont know where i would play football (there are a few options but idk). so yh. i really enjoy geography too but that could be because i like my teacher. a lot of people say it is similar to gcse but in more depth which i like, its just it could be quite content heavy doing bio chem and geog. please help and let me here your thoughts. thanks
PE can be a great choice to show the uni you're an allrounder instead of someone who just studies. So if you want to just choose it. As for EPQ, pick whatever topic that interests you.
Original post by Milliewest2
how the modern society and expectations/trends have impacted the popularity and breeding standards of dogs.

That's a great topic, but you'll have to be specific like what is modern society? When is modern, where are you talking about e.g. the world? the UK? US?
And maybe it'll be more focused if you just concentrate on one aspect like either popularity or breeding standards.

But anyway, remember it's your EPQ (and you haven't really started yet, right?) so YOU make the decisions! Hope this helps.
Most unis (except Cambridge and I believe Scottish ones prefer a third science subject but it is not a must) will not at all judge what you take for your third A Level, so pick one you enjoy and can do best in. EPQs are useful to have something to talk about in interviews etc and so are encouraged, but just as a viewpoint of someone who didn’t do one, I didn’t as except Surrey (accepting a C in the third subject, which was my easy A* anyway) no vet school would lower my grade offer from it and I was struggling with Chemistry so preferred to put my energy into that than an EPQ.
Hi! I’m a current vet student so if you have any vet related questions let me know I’m happy to help!

Here’s a list of potential EPQ ideas:

tB and is culling needed (and when)
Ear cropping
The puppy boom
Breeding in general
Brachicephalic breeds
Sport training in horses and how you could apply human training methods
Invasive breeds and should we be allowed to rescue and rehabilitate and release them

I did my EPQ on the reintroduction of Lynx into Britain

I need bio, Chem and geography for my choices!
Original post by flamingolover
Hi! I’m a current vet student so if you have any vet related questions let me know I’m happy to help!

Here’s a list of potential EPQ ideas:

tB and is culling needed (and when)
Ear cropping
The puppy boom
Breeding in general
Brachicephalic breeds
Sport training in horses and how you could apply human training methods
Invasive breeds and should we be allowed to rescue and rehabilitate and release them

I did my EPQ on the reintroduction of Lynx into Britain

I need bio, Chem and geography for my choices!

Thanks sooo much. If you don’t mind me asking what were ur grades and where did you apply/ currently go. Thanks again x
Original post by Bookworm524
That's a great topic, but you'll have to be specific like what is modern society? When is modern, where are you talking about e.g. the world? the UK? US?
And maybe it'll be more focused if you just concentrate on one aspect like either popularity or breeding standards.

But anyway, remember it's your EPQ (and you haven't really started yet, right?) so YOU make the decisions! Hope this helps.

Oooh nice thanks so much for the advice
Original post by Milliewest2
Thanks sooo much. If you don’t mind me asking what were ur grades and where did you apply/ currently go. Thanks again x

I ended up with A in geography, A in biology and a B in chemistry.

I applied to Nottingham, Bristol, Surrey and Liverpool.

I am currently a Nottingham student in their April cohort. I’m technically a first year but after this week I’d have completed first year!
Original post by flamingolover
I ended up with A in geography, A in biology and a B in chemistry.
I applied to Nottingham, Bristol, Surrey and Liverpool.
I am currently a Nottingham student in their April cohort. I’m technically a first year but after this week I’d have completed first year!


Hi, I realise this post was over two years ago but without sounding rude hiw did you get into notts with a B in chem?
Original post by Lucy_VetGirl
Hi, I realise this post was over two years ago but without sounding rude hiw did you get into notts with a B in chem?

I'm an April student and I was the second year. As far as im aware the April entry has entered into clearing every year. Whilst I did not go through clearing (although my results day was messed up due to being a covid year), the decreased interest in the April cohort definitely helped. What i think happened is that the course wasn't 100% full so they took me. My predicted grades were AAB (B in my 3rd subject) which gave me my offer and then once i got my AAB grades they let me in. I met my offer just in different subjects which also probably helped

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