Currently taking 4 AS levels, should I take the EPQ?

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Hi guys, I am in Y12, doing Maths, FM, CS and Physics. Currently, I am doing OK, working at As and Bs, however a lot of work is going in to sustain these grades. I really want to take the EPQ because I thought of a personally interesting topic to write about (5000 word essay on sustainable aerospace) and I will not mind doing lots of research to write it. Our school does it from December 2021 to October 2022. But I am not sure if I should apply for it because I know it will take up a lot of time, and I am not sure I can maintain my grades since I need high grades for AS as I am thinking of applying to Imperial. Does anyone have advice on this decision or just anything else I would need to take into account/missed an important point?
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i dropped EPQ it is an unnecessary strain imo. plus, four a levels will be hard enough
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(Original post by Say1845)
Hi guys, I am in Y12, doing Maths, FM, CS and Physics. Currently, I am doing OK, working at As and Bs, however a lot of work is going in to sustain these grades. I really want to take the EPQ because I thought of a personally interesting topic to write about (5000 word essay on sustainable aerospace) and I will not mind doing lots of research to write it. Our school does it from December 2021 to October 2022. But I am not sure if I should apply for it because I know it will take up a lot of time, and I am not sure I can maintain my grades since I need high grades for AS as I am thinking of applying to Imperial. Does anyone have advice on this decision or just anything else I would need to take into account/missed an important point?
Personally, I wouldn’t do an EPQ as 4 A-levels are already hard enough. Though it would be reasonable to do an EPQ with 3 A-levels. BTW, don’t do 4 A-levels if the course you want to do at Imperial doesn’t require it - stick to 3 in that case.
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Drop the one you like the least depending on what you want to study at uni maybe drop CS idk. It’s not necessary to do 4 alevels and EPQ either do 3 with the EPQ or 4 with no EPQ
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