Should I drop EPQ?
Absolutely no need to four A levels and a EPQ in my opinion – can result in lower overall grades due to having to spread time out so much. Depending on likely universities that she is applying to consider dropping either the fourth A level or EPQ. Vast majority of offers are based on three A levels only.
Can you fail EPQ?
Neither Oxford nor Cambridge include an EPQ in an offer. You, or ideally your referee, can explain you decided not to complete it. It won’t be material to the rest of your application.
How long does it take to do an EPQ?
around 120 hours
What grades is 120 UCAS points?
There are many different ways of achieving 120 UCAS Tariff points. Some of the most common ways are: 3 A-levels – Grades BBB, or A*CC. 2 A-levels plus 2 AS – Grades BB+aa, or AB+bb.
Do universities look at EPQ?
Universities very much like the EPQ. It shows you can undertake independent research, which is necessary for all students at university and helps to bridge the gap between sixth form and degree-level study.
Is EPQ good for Oxbridge?
As far as I’m aware, EPQ is of no relevance to Oxbridge applications. Some other universities accept EPQ as additional UCAS points. Oxford makes it very clear on their admissions pages: prospective students need to achieve three A levels at AAA (or above).
Does EPQ count as an A level?
The EPQ is awarded UCAS points worth half an A-level and is recognised by universities and employers; some leading universities, such as Southampton University, make alternative offers to students undertaking an EPQ.
How many UCAS points is an A * EPQ?
The EPQ is a standalone qualification and is often taken by students to in addition to their A level studies. Around 30,000 students take an EPQ each year….Extended Project.