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    (Original post by caraa91)
    I do see how A levels are more recognised but BTECs are much newer in comparison to A levels, so give them a chance. If BTECs were really that bad they would of been scrapped
    Indeed, it's the classic idea that because A-levels have been around a lot longer, they are recognised higher than a standard BTEC. But yeah, I don't think there's anything wrong with them. In the end, if you don't put the work in for a BTEC and only get PPP, you won't get in anywhere that decent, same if you get EEE in A-levels.
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    (Original post by krussel)
    because I don't have any interest in doing maths or physics? and don't say I need them because I know full well I don't.
    Have you looked at CS requirements? Many places want a good maths qualification, AS/A2.
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    Indeed, it's the classic idea that because A-levels have been around a lot longer, they are recognised higher than a standard BTEC. But yeah, I don't think there's anything wrong with them. In the end, if you don't put the work in for a BTEC and only get PPP, you won't get in anywhere that decent, same if you get EEE in A-levels.

    Exactly my point! It does not matter which you do, it's all about the effort you put into it.
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    btec and college is for losers
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    (Original post by caraa91)
    Exactly my point! It does not matter which you do, it's all about the effort you put into it.
    Indeed, both require work, whether you do a BTEC or A-levels. I do A-levels for the record, just to get the point across that not all of us think we are "better" than all of those that do BTEC's . You'd be surprised at a the number of people in my Sixth Form who are getting D's/E's. Don't think they'd have much of a chance against a BTEC holder with DDD or MMM.

    Meh, they'll always be this elitist view. Also, the person who implied that EMA had ANYTHING to do with a BTEC. That is fairlys just stereotyping that it is the poor that do BTEC's. My best mate gets £30 a week EMA, and he is doing A-levels, predicted AAB in Physics, biology and geography
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    (Original post by FTstudies)
    Indeed, both require work, whether you do a BTEC or A-levels. I do A-levels for the record, just to get the point across that not all of us think we are "better" than all of those that do BTEC's . You'd be surprised at a the number of people in my Sixth Form who are getting D's/E's. Don't think they'd have much of a chance against a BTEC holder with DDD or MMM.

    Meh, they'll always be this elitist view. Also, the person who implied that EMA had ANYTHING to do with a BTEC. That is fairlys just stereotyping that it is the poor that do BTEC's. My best mate gets £30 a week EMA, and he is doing A-levels, predicted AAB in Physics, biology and geography
    Exactly I have a friend who got D's E's and even U's on their A-levels. It is just annoying as I do a BTEC and I have to put up with this, until you do a BTEC you cannot comment and same for A-levels so once you do both then you can say ones harder or whatever you damn well please, but as far as im concerned they are all equal.
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    (Original post by caraa91)
    Yes I thought this when i first looked at the course before I started it and when I started I was quite shocked, and the amount of work you sometimes get is ridiculous.
    12 criteria in one assignment!
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    wth????? i did a btec in engineering, and in all except from one of my classes i had to take the questions under exam conditions. And to the arrogant ******* that said a btec leads to 20k a year, i am in my third year of a meng mechanical engineering at Bristol..................im guessing you probably go somewhere like napier or some other **** uni
 
 
 

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