I was never keen on doing a BTEC, so I started A Levels when I was 17 and didn't do particularly well with them. I'm going to end up most likely with 2 A Levels, and 1 AS, however, one of the A Levels being General Studies, which doesn't put me in a very strong position for applying to university.
My options are rather limited, but the most logical option seems to be doing a BTEC, and if I do resonably well in that, with the A Levels I already do have it'll put me in a fairly strong position to them apply to university.
I'm a bit worried about the age however, when I start I'll be 19, and when I finish I'll be just 21. Is this likely to make me feel out of place, or is this not particularly uncommon?
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- Thread Starter
- 20-05-2010 13:49
- 20-05-2010 13:57
Age really doesn't matter, my friend is at uni with people all older than her (she's 19) so don't worryyy but PLEASE don't do a BTEC if you're capable of A levels which you obviously are.
My friend did a Business Studies BTEC and no university wants to take her on even though she got distinction .. x
- 20-05-2010 16:38
Really wouldn't worry about it...theres someone in my BTEC class at the moment who as 22 when he started...it really doesn't matter.
- 20-05-2010 16:51
I did A-Levels, did well, but I'm not keen at all whatsoever about University as I was undecided where I could go. I decided to go for Chldcare. A passion a truly desire, it's fantastic, I attempted to do NVQ, but with the state of the economic climate last year, this proved difficult. I applied also for a BTEC, luckily, and got accepted. Now, I'm top of my class and I can feel my future panning out already. I know what I want to do, and I'm heading towards University next year.
Basically, I was in Sixth Form for two years and started BTEC Childcare at 18. I very happy with where I am. Dedication and passion is your answer.
I was just clearing up on the BTEC part.
- 20-05-2010 18:22
When I was doing my BTEC about one third of the class was over 20, I wouldn't worry.
- 20-05-2010 22:11
I was 19 when I started my BTEC, the majority of my class is over 18/19.
In fact the younger ones have done really bad on it... I think they thought it was just a chance to mess about for 2 years
- 21-05-2010 23:09
When I started my BTEC I was 20, It's not a problem, In fact in my own view, teachers treat you alot better.