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music BTEC or A Level?

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    what do you think?

    Depends what you want to do in the future. Do you want to go to university? If so, are you wanting to go onto a music course? If so I'd say do the BTEC. You'll be completely focusing on music and therefore building up a lot more knowledge on the subject then you would do in an A-level. I don't do music BTEC, so I'm not entirely sure of the course content. But in my media production course we do a range of assignments that you work on, and therefore you're building up a portfolio. It's also more practical and coursework based, so again, you're building up your practical skills. And I'm guessing degrees in music subjects are more practical based. A-levels you'll be working up to one or two exams... and there'd also be more of a focus on theory I assume. Theory is important, but what's more important in subjects like these is being able to put that theory in to practice.

    If you're not sure what you want to do uni wise, then I'd say do A-level. That way you get to pick 3 other subjects to go along side music. This means you'll have more uni courses open to you when you end up having to apply, meaning if you end up not wanting to do a music related course, you won't have to. But if you do end up wanting to, you'll probably still get in.

    Music btec is better for music than A level. I've done both. Btec allows you to play to your strengths more and immerse yourself in the subject. A level is very rigid and geared towards specific and limited areas of music. It can be a limited experience and hard to do well at compared to btec.
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