Quick Answer: Does Oxbridge Care About EPQ?

How important is an EPQ for Cambridge?

The distinctive and valuable feature of the EPQ is that you research and develop your project largely by yourself.

The EPQ is a special Level 3 qualification that is neither an A level nor an AS level.

It is worth 50% of an A level in terms of UCAS points..

Does Oxford accept EPQ?

Where applicants have undertaken the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), this will not be a condition of any offer but the University recognises that the EPQ will provide an applicant with the opportunity to develop research and academic skills relevant for study at Oxford.

Do you need 4 A levels for Cambridge?

Our typical offers are based on students taking three A Levels together in Year 13, and most Cambridge applicants are studying three or four A Level subjects in Years 12 and 13. This is usually sufficient to show breadth of interests and ability to manage a range of differing academic tasks.

Can 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.

Can I get into Cambridge with bad GCSEs?

To apply to Cambridge you need to get 4 As in your AS exams, and you should be predicted at least 2 A* for A-Level since that’s what their offer will be. Besides that, they really don’t care – the interviews will be more important than GCSEs. No. You won’t get an interview with 4 Bs, that’s for sure.

How many GCSEs do you need for Oxford?

GCSEs are seen as evidence of work ethic – and you need a really strong one of those to cope with studying at Oxford or Cambridge. Our ‘guesstimate’ is that the average successful applicant has around eight A* GCSEs – or 8/9 grades under the new system – under their belt.

Do universities look at EPQ?

“The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are excellent preparation for university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.

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.

Do 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.

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.

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 you get into Oxford with B’s?

Yes! Just about all of my friends got Bs and Cs in their GCSEs and got in with equivalents of A*s at A level. However, only one of us got all A* grades; the rest got the odd A/B at A level but got in anyway through having sat the Oxbridge exam pre-A level. … days, top grades at 3 A-levels are needed.