How many hours should an EPQ take?
Is doing an EPQ worth it?
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 Oxbridge care about EPQ?
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.
How can I increase my chances of getting into Oxford?
How to increase your chances of getting into OxbridgePlan ahead. In episode 52 of the podcast I talked about when to start a UCAS application, and the necessity of thinking and planning ahead, particularly if you’re aiming for a top university like Oxford or Cambridge. Choose courses wisely. Make informed choices about which college you apply to. Interview practice.
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!