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    sorry
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    (Original post by Binary Freak)
    It's okay, you can always be credit for having the originality levels equal to that of a school yard bully throwing around mummy jokes!
    *credited

    If you noticed, it was an image. So no, i didnt intend to be credited.

    And chill, its just a joke.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    *credited

    If you noticed, it was an image. So no, i didnt intend to be credited.
    Glad you can read, and correct mistakes! :gthumb: - Saved me the time of editing the post, so thanks!

    If you hold the same views then it's good enough in my books!
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    this thread is a joke
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    (Original post by Binary Freak)
    Glad you can read, and correct mistakes! :gthumb: - Saved me the time of editing the post, so thanks!

    If you hold the same views then it's good enough in my books!
    Its a joke, i dont hold the same views.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Its a joke, i dont hold the same views.
    Take it with a pinch of salt! - I don't put anything past the users on here! :hmpf:
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    (Original post by TMC113)
    That's true in theory, but in practice that doesn't work as well, some of the higher up universities won't see it this way. I'm not saying B-techs are bad, but they just haven't got the level of respect that A Levels have!
    BTEC's are good if you don't desire to go to university or have an alternative path planned like i had and still have
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    Alevels are much harder, sorry.

    You can't get into Oxbridge or (top10/20) with a btec in business. Unless you get like Distinction star or whatever

    It sounds means but that's life.
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    BTEC's are good if you don't desire to go to university or have an alternative path planned like i had and still have
    Oh yeah then they're great I'm sure, I just put that out there as the initial post mentioned universities
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    Said no one ever.
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    (Original post by lulucoco98)
    Alevels are much harder, sorry.

    You can't get into Oxbridge or (top10/20) with a btec in business. Unless you get like Distinction star or whatever

    It sounds means but that's life.
    Oh yes you can! Level 3 extended diploma in Business here - D*D*D* - offers from Lancaster, Bath, York and UONottingham - chose Nottingham
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    (Original post by marmalade11)
    Oh yes you can! Level 3 extended diploma in Business here - D*D*D* - offers from Lancaster, Bath, York and UONottingham - chose Nottingham
    Amazing!!! I said "Distinction star though" so you have to be a exceptional btec candidate.
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    I do a BTEC and from what I have heard, A levels are harder apart from applied science which could be just as hard as the A level sciences

    BTEC'S are changing anyway because they are going to have some exams in them, at least for my health and social care BTEC which shows that they don't match with A levels.

    My tutors say that its unfair how a Pass at BTEC is equivalent to a A level C grade when students just write one paragraph and get a C grade.

    But obviously for the merit and distinction work, there is a word count.
    Pass is an E grade
    Merit is a C
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    (Original post by lulucoco98)
    Alevels are much harder, sorry.

    You can't get into Oxbridge or (top10/20) with a btec in business. Unless you get like Distinction star or whatever

    It sounds means but that's life.
    I wouldnt say that they are harder they just teach different skills, with the BTEC that I did the course content was mapped very similarly to the Computing A level and we were taught the same content, by the same teachers with the same powerpoint lectures, personally I am glad I did a BTEC over A levels as the BTEC is preferred by employers and prepared me very well for uni.

    there are a lot of top 20 that accept BTEC (inc other BTEC subjects)

    I am in my second year of my MSci Computer Science degree at a top 20 uni and I did a BTEC Extended in Computing.

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    Oxford accept for Fine Art, Computer Science (inc maths) and Psychology
    - Some one last year got into Oxford to study Experimental Psychology with a Health Science BTEC

    Cambridge accept for Engineering (inc maths)

    UCL
    Durham
    LSE
    Manchester
    Kings College London

    Also accept for various subjects including Business/Management, Computer Science, ITMB, Medical Sciences as well as many others, also many other top 20 and RG unis accept, people from my old BTEC class got into: Manchester, Southampton, Surrey, Bath, KCL, Royal Holloway, Cardiff and I also know people from different BTEC courses who went to Durham, York and Bristol.

    The only uni that states that they dont accept is Imperial although I read an article once about someone who got in with an Electronic Engineering BTEC to study Physics
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    I wouldnt say that they are harder they just teach different skills, with the BTEC that I did the course content was mapped very similarly to the Computing A level and we were taught the same content, by the same teachers with the same powerpoint lectures, personally I am glad I did a BTEC over A levels as the BTEC is preferred by employers and prepared me very well for uni.

    there are a lot of top 20 that accept BTEC (inc other BTEC subjects)

    I am in my second year of my MSci Computer Science degree at a top 20 uni and I did a BTEC Extended in Computing.

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    Oxford accept for Fine Art, Computer Science (inc maths) and Psychology
    - Some one last year got into Oxford to study Experimental Psychology with a Health Science BTEC

    Cambridge accept for Engineering (inc maths)

    UCL
    Durham
    LSE
    Manchester
    Kings College London

    Also accept for various subjects including Business/Management, Computer Science, ITMB, Medical Sciences as well as many others, also many other top 20 and RG unis accept, people from my old BTEC class got into: Manchester, Southampton, Surrey, Bath, KCL, Royal Holloway, Cardiff and I also know people from different BTEC courses who went to Durham, York and Bristol.

    The only uni that states that they dont accept is Imperial although I read an article once about someone who got in with an Electronic Engineering BTEC to study Physics
    Wish I done btec now
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    A-levels are harder as they're far more academic than BTEC's, and require the basic knowledge to do well. Where-as BTEC's are far more hands on, and one can still come out with D*D*D without even trying. Heck, they could even do the work overnight and still come out with those grades. Where-as chances of coming out with A*A*A* with A levels from just one night of studying is well...impossible. Saying that though, i am not trying to shun BTEC's as some of them can be challenging as-well. Just not on the same level as A-Levels.
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    My tutors say that its unfair how a Pass at BTEC is equivalent to a A level C grade when students just write one paragraph and get a C grade.
    Your tutor is wrong, a Pass is equivalent to a grade E in A level. Merits = grade C

    (Original post by callumhowieson)
    I'm taking both and this is absolute BS.

    Predicted grades
    BTEC Business: D*
    BTEC Law D*
    AS maths B (I'm pushing for an A) but this requires soooooo much more effort.
    I wanna take Further maths AS next year also
    I'm sorry, but how are you able to take two BTEC courses, as-well as A-Level Maths.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Pass is an E grade
    Merit is a C
    (Original post by Dann.It)
    A-levels are harder as they're far more academic than BTEC's, and require the basic knowledge to do well. Where-as BTEC's are far more hands on, and one can still come out with D*D*D without even trying. Heck, they could even do the work overnight and still come out with those grades. Where-as chances of coming out with A*A*A* with A levels from just one night of studying is well...impossible. Saying that though, i am not trying to shun BTEC's as some of them can be challenging as-well. Just not on the same level as A-Levels.
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    Your tutor is wrong, a Pass is equivalent to a grade E in A level. Merits = grade CI'm sorry, but how are you able to take two BTEC courses, as-well as A-Level Maths.


    How?

    I do a 90 credit diploma level 3 and my teachers say that pass=C grade

    They are the teachers and should know what they are talking about?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    How?

    I do a 90 credit diploma level 3 and my teachers say that pass=C grade

    They are the teachers and should know what they are talking about?
    Clearly they dont if they are saying a Merit is a C grade, you'd be surprised how little some teachers know about the qualifications they actually teach I actually knew more about BTEC than some of my teachers when I was at college

    Pass = E
    Merit = C
    Distinction = A
    D* = A*

    for your 90 credit diploma you receive 2 grades the first grade corresponds to a full A level equiv. grade and the second grade is worth an AS level so if you got MP (Merit/Pass) at the end of this year that would be 1.5 A levels at grades CE where the E would be the AS equivalent (0.5 A levels) - Are you carrying on to do the full Extended diploma next year?

    Your teachers may be thinking of Level 2 where a Pass is equivalent of a C grade at GCSE, but if you are doing Level 3 then a Pass is 100% equivalent to an E grade, watch out for this as you may get tripped up if you think you're working at a higher grade then you actually are
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Clearly they dont if they are saying a Merit is a C grade, you'd be surprised how little some teachers know about the qualifications they actually teach I actually knew more about BTEC than some of my teachers when I was at college

    Pass = E
    Merit = C
    Distinction = A
    D* = A*

    for your 90 credit diploma you receive 2 grades the first grade corresponds to a full A level equiv. grade and the second grade is worth an AS level so if you got MP (Merit/Pass) at the end of this year that would be 1.5 A levels at grades CE where the E would be the AS equivalent (0.5 A levels) - Are you carrying on to do the full Extended diploma next year?

    Your teachers may be thinking of Level 2 where a Pass is equivalent of a C grade at GCSE, but if you are doing Level 3 then a Pass is 100% equivalent to an E grade, watch out for this as you may get tripped up if you think you're working at a higher grade then you actually are
    So there is not B grade equivalent?

    And according to my teacher i am targeted MP for this year so roughly how many points do i need to achieve that and how about MM.

    I am pretty sure i have asked this question before but i am still somehow confused.

    If i do good this year as in get at least MM then i will move up to the extended diploma.

    Will any universities consider me as realistically with one month left, i think i will get MP so should i just do the extended diploma next year, work extra hard for MDD and then apply to uni.

    If it helps, i am interested in health care.
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    So there is not B grade equivalent?

    And according to my teacher i am targeted MP for this year so roughly how many points do i need to achieve that and how about MM.

    I am pretty sure i have asked this question before but i am still somehow confused.

    If i do good this year as in get at least MM then i will move up to the extended diploma.

    Will any universities consider me as realistically with one month left, i think i will get MP so should i just do the extended diploma next year, work extra hard for MDD and then apply to uni.

    If it helps, i am interested in health care.
    Nope there is no B grade equivalent in level 3

    you will need the Extended Diploma diploma to get into uni as you cannot realistically get enough UCAS points from just the 90 credit diploma as the highest grade D*D* is only worth 210 points

    If you are able to get MM this year then you have every chance of being able to achieve DDM overall, your grades from both the 2 years get combined to give you the overall grade, you will need to achieve a good mix of Distinctions and Merits next year to do this as you are not allowed to go back and redo work from the previous year
 
 
 
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