Should I do an EPQ or take a fourth A-Level?

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I'm so torn about this!!!!

I definitely know I want to do something extra for A-Level but I don't know what would be more worthwhile. I don't know what I want to do at university so the fourth A-Level would give me more subject choice at university since I have no idea what I want to do. My current A-Level options are English Lit, Media and Art and Philosophy and Ethics is my fourth if I go ahead with it. I feel like an EPQ wouldn't help me as much as other students, since I am doing English Lit already which requires essay-writing.

Please help if anyone has had any experience with doing 4 A-Levels or an EPQ or both!!!
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(Original post by flabbycasper)
I'm so torn about this!!!!

I definitely know I want to do something extra for A-Level but I don't know what would be more worthwhile. I don't know what I want to do at university so the fourth A-Level would give me more subject choice at university since I have no idea what I want to do. My current A-Level options are English Lit, Media and Art and Philosophy and Ethics is my fourth if I go ahead with it. I feel like an EPQ wouldn't help me as much as other students, since I am doing English Lit already which requires essay-writing.

Please help if anyone has had any experience with doing 4 A-Levels or an EPQ or both!!!
a fourth a level will do u some good in terms of ucas points but epqs can give you reduced offers while i believe a fourth a level cant.

epqs give you the chance to make a project on something youre passionate about instead of a whole subject and its worth half an a level so i think an epq is worth it but a fourth a level isnt

btw this is my opinion!!
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I do english lit at alevel - 3 alevels in total epq. Do the epq, instead of the fourth alevel. 3 is enough. Epq is good to talk about on personal statement. Dont do 4 alevels for the sake of it, only do it if you really like all the subjects you take. I did 4 for the sake of it, then dropped, cos i was too overwhelmed. And it was the best decision i ever made!
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Do an EPQ.

Its a one-year course.
It still leaves you time to do 3 A levels properly, rather than mess up 4.
It gives you an obvious topic to discuss in your UCAS Personal Statement.

Useful free online courses - How to Do an EPQ - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/epq-success or https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/research-project
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