Question: Is EPQ Compulsory?

Can I do an EPQ in my gap year?

EPQ is not open to private candidates as it is 100% coursework.

The only option would be to be able to persuade your current school to supervise and mark your work (they might reasonably want paying) and enter you as a centre candidate..

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 EPQ an AS level?

Our popular Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows students to extend their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career. It is worth half an A-level (28 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points.

What does 5000 words look like?

Answer: 5000 words is 10 pages single spaced or 20 pages double spaced.

How many pages is 2000 words?

4 pagesHow many pages does 2000 words equal? The answer is around 4 pages single spaced, and 8 pages double spaced. Your word processing software and settings may result in slightly different pages counts, but with conventional page margins and a 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font you can expect similar output.

Is EPQ necessary?

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.

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.

Does EPQ lower entry requirements for medicine?

An EPQ can benefit your application as applicants who take the EPQ and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer for their course, plus an alternative offer which will be one grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ (though please note that this excludes our Medicine (A100) and Dentistry (A200) courses).

Does an EPQ have to be 5000 words?

What is an EPQ? EPQ is short for Extended Project Qualification. An EPQ is an independent research project which involves writing an essay of 5000 words (that’s around 10 typed pages), or creating a product, which might be anything from an art object to an iPhone app.

Can I do an EPQ outside of 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.

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 is EPQ marked out of?

In 2019, the grade boundaries for the AQA EPQ were, out of a possible fifty marks, 45 for an A*, 40 for an A, 35 for a B, and 30 for a C. For Edexcel, the maximum mark is 54, in one of those wacky moves that exam boards make.

Do universities care about EPQ?

An EPQ is worth valuable UCAS points A top grade in your EPQ is worth the equivalent of half an A-Level (28 UCAS points) which could be invaluable when applying to universities.

Can you get an 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.

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.