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EPQ last-minute questions

M'kay, 3 questions:


1) I have to be honest: I've done poorly on my EPQ and I probably will fail considering I had to do majority of the writing in literally the last week before submiting. I wanted to give up earlier on but I didn't since I thought I could do it. Turns out not and I now wish I just gave up. Now I pretty much don't give a flip about what grade I get anymore; but should I? I mean, it's just an EPQ and nothing major like my actual A-Level courses. Should I care and try do my absolute best in the little time I have or can I give up, just do a bare minimum and submit it like that.

2) If I should care, is 1000-3000 words acceptable for a dissertation without an artefact? I've so far written 1143 words and I plan to atleast attain the range I stated above since I don't think I'd be able to reach 5000 words.

3) If I don't care and get a bad grade, will universities put me down considering it? I have to take into consideration that it would look very bad on my UCAS application. I want to do Astronomy at uni which I'm pretty sure might involve dissertation writing but wouldn't the bad grade put them off since they'd probably think that I lack this essential skill?



Thanks.
(edited 2 months ago)
Sorry you've not had any responses about this. :frown: Are you sure you've posted in the right place? :smile: Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there. :redface:

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