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Guys, someone please help..
So I currently take 4-Alevels and my predicted/ UCAS grades are ACCE I am doing an EPQ. But honestly the workload has been stressful. So the head of academics suggested that I should focus on my subjects since i'm in my final year and dropping is kinda late and improve on them. But, during my mocks I didn't do as well so the EPQ was always something I wanted to rest on. Know I'm confused the head of the EPQ team stated why I even took 4-Alevels since she stated it's not just about enjoying but how well you get in them so I understand what she thinks I should stick with the EPQ. I'm really stressed and confused I don't know what to do.
I know that i need to work extremely hard to improve my grades and my aim is to meet my predictions.


Also one uni that I really want to go to stated that grades CCC are required for the course. It's a foundation year and so yes my predicted grades align with them which is good. But I'm worried they won't accept me since the E is in Biology and I have gotten a few grades below and when they look at my academic record I feel they will heavly judge me on this, since the course is science heavy. someone plz help, i'm so lost and confused
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drop biology
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(Original post by Sparklemist)
Guys, someone please help..
So I currently take 4-Alevels and my predicted/ UCAS grades are ACCE I am doing an EPQ. But honestly the workload has been stressful. So the head of academics suggested that I should focus on my subjects since i'm in my final year and dropping is kinda late and improve on them. But, during my mocks I didn't do as well so the EPQ was always something I wanted to rest on. Know I'm confused the head of the EPQ team stated why I even took 4-Alevels since she stated it's not just about enjoying but how well you get in them so I understand what she thinks I should stick with the EPQ. I'm really stressed and confused I don't know what to do.
I know that i need to work extremely hard to improve my grades and my aim is to meet my predictions.


Also one uni that I really want to go to stated that grades CCC are required for the course. It's a foundation year and so yes my predicted grades align with them which is good. But I'm worried they won't accept me since the E is in Biology and I have gotten a few grades below and when they look at my academic record I feel they will heavly judge me on this, since the course is science heavy. someone plz help, i'm so lost and confused
Drop Biology. Drop the EPQ.

You need to ensure that you get at least ACC. If either of the C grade subjects achieve even one grade lower then you may not even get onto the CCC course. Prioritise doing as well you can in three subjects
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As above - ignore your school.
You only need three A level grades for any UK University - and if doing an extra A level, EPQ etc etc means you risk those three grades, its a total waste of time. It could cost you a Uni place.

Drop Biology, drop the EPQ. Focus on the other three subjects.
And dont waste a choice on a Foundation course.
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Hi guys. thank you for the response. The foundation course is science-orientated which is why I stuck with Biology, but planning on dropping the EPQ.
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... The foundation course is science-orientated ...
To be blunt, who cares? You are predicted an E, and predictions tend to exceed realisations... Drop it, focus on your other papers.
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