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  • View Poll Results: Do you think BTECs are worth the same as A Levels
    Yes
    23
    11.22%
    No (Slightly less worth)
    27
    13.17%
    No (More than slightly less worth)
    36
    17.56%
    No (Completely different worth)
    119
    58.05%

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    In my opinion, A-levels are so much harder and more stressful than BTEC's. I do English, Sociology and Biology A-levels with 5 extra hours on each per week just to stay afloat in my work. You have to work and revise much more for A-levels and they're seen as the more academic route. Also, A-levels open more pathways for universities overall compared to BTEC's
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    In my opinion, A-levels are so much harder and more stressful than BTEC's. I do English, Sociology and Biology A-levels with 5 extra hours on each per week just to stay afloat in my work. You have to work and revise much more for A-levels and they're seen as the more academic route. Also, A-levels open more pathways for universities overall compared to BTEC's
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    (Original post by EllPank)
    In my opinion, A-levels are so much harder and more stressful than BTEC's. I do English, Sociology and Biology A-levels with 5 extra hours on each per week just to stay afloat in my work. You have to work and revise much more for A-levels and they're seen as the more academic route. Also, A-levels open more pathways for universities overall compared to BTEC's
    I agree that A levels offer more subject pathways at degree level, however they are the same level and the content is the same between A levels and relevant BTECs so i think you're wrong about A levels being out right harder.

    BTECs are accepted by 95% of UK universities and imo are a better choice for a degree that is more vocational in nature or if the degree is in the same field, personally I found this better preparation for my degree e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Business etc.

    Also at my college we were required to do 5 hrs per subject per week and that applied to BTECs too, BTEC Extended diplomas required 15 hours extra hours as they are worth 3 A levels whereas BTEC Subsidiary diplomas required 5 as they are worth 1 A level
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    I agree, of course people who take BTEC's still have to work for their grades but just not as hard, in my opinion. However I have done BTEC health and social and BTEC ict and found them so easy and obtained 4 D*'s but I guess different people find different types of qualifications easier than others and I believe BTEC's are the easier option especially for people who seriously struggle in exams.
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    (Original post by EllPank)
    In my opinion, A-levels are so much harder and more stressful than BTEC's. I do English, Sociology and Biology A-levels with 5 extra hours on each per week just to stay afloat in my work. You have to work and revise much more for A-levels and they're seen as the more academic route. Also, A-levels open more pathways for universities overall compared to BTEC's
    You think A-Levels are harder? You obviously haven't done g-coding haha
 
 
 
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