Are BTECs Worthless Watch
BTECs aren't too worthless, it seems.
But it also depends on what uni's your aiming for, some unis may value it, some may not (apparently nottingham do not), but i agree with Lozza_00.
Equivalent Chart - BTEC to A-Level to UCAS points
DDD - AAA - 360
DDM - AAB - 320
DMM - ABB - 280
MMM - BBB - 240
MMP - BBC
MPP - BCC
PPP - CCC
A Distinction at BTEC is worth 120 UCAS Points, a Merit is worth 80 UCAS Points
You can also ask to do Maths A level on the side and do the exam, as some uni's require A Level Maths.
In my opinion they are not worthless at all. I only wanted to study strictly IT related topics etc. whereas at A Level I would have had to take other subjects which were of no interest to me.
Well... the lecturers didn't know how to teach the course, so it resulted in two failed units when I thought I'd passed. This resulted in not being able to get into uni last year, but luckily Derby have been kind enough to give me a place this year, but probably on my enthusiasm for the subject, rather than the grades.
So no, not worthless.