Can You Do EPQ Year 13?

Is it worth taking an EPQ?

An EPQ can be worth anywhere up to 28 UCAS points, so half an A-Level.

This will not only show your ability to take on high workloads, but also your initiative and ability to work independently.

Both universities and employers look for these qualities, so taking an EPQ is a good idea..

Does an 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.

Does Cambridge care about EPQ?

Students can also investigate subjects of personal interest that may not be covered in more traditional qualifications. Research at Cambridge Assessment continues to investigate the EPQ and its effect on a student’s performance in both secondary and post-secondary education.

Do universities look at GCSE?

GCSEs could be used to assess eligibility for a uni course Regardless of the subject you want to study, the majority of university courses look for at least a C grade in English, maths and perhaps science – that’s grade 4 or 5 under the new structure.

What is EPQ worth?

The EPQ is worth a maximum of 70 UCAS points, as although it is equivalent to half an A-level, it is worth slightly more as the A* grade is available.

Can you do EPQ outside school?

EPQs are usually only taken by pupils enrolled in a school or college. They are not generally available to external candidates. The project has to be assessed by a teacher registered with the exam centre, and the exam board checks a sample of projects from that centre.

Can you get a * in EPQ?

How many UCAS points do you get for an EPQ? An EPQ is equivalent to half an A level, and is worth more than an AS. With an EPQ you are able to achieve an A* grade, unlike with an AS level, so it can be worth more tariff points.

Can I drop EPQ?

You should be able to. EPQs don’t really count as part of the offer and if you feel it’s giving you too much stress, you should speak to your teacher and ask them if it’s possible to drop it. All that research will feel like it’s gone to waste but it shouldn’t really.

Do you need EPQ for Oxbridge?

As we do not include the EPQ in our conditional offers we would stress that your final A level (or equivalent qualification) grades are most important to your application and you should be careful that any additional independent study does not jeopardise these.

Does EPQ lower entry requirements?

Taking an EPQ will not compensate for any shortfall against our minimum A-Level requirements. You will normally receive a dual offer if you are taking the EPQ at the same time as your A-Levels. … If successful, we may make you a lower A-Level offer based on your achieved grade in your EPQ.

Is 4 A levels and an EPQ too much?

No point doing 4 A Levels and an EPQ as the entry requirements are purely based on 3 suitable A Levels. As long as you’ve got the right subjects and are doing it in the 2 year time frame you’re fine with doing 3 A Levels. Doing 4 A Levels and an EPQ doesn’t increase your chances!

What grades is 300 UCAS points?

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