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    Well! I don't know how to start at this
    I just thought about it just 2 day ago, it jump into my mind and I couldn't stop thinking about it.
    Currently, I doing Math Alevel and IT Double Award (equip 2 A level) but I feel like BTEC isn't the one I want. Also I want to get into top uni and BTEC doesn't help me at all.
    I just wonder if next year, I do my AS level again with other subject and drop IT BTEC.
    I don't know if it is right desicion or not. I try to find my head of sixth form to talk about it but she pregant so I guess I have little more time to think about it before I make my desicion.
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    I wouldn't dismiss the BTEC straight away... It was my gateway into a top specialist university degree (skipping foundation year), 4000 applied for the course with 40 gaining entry (50% of which were EU students)... But then again, my BTEC was visual based (Art / Design) and I had the strength of my portfolio to carry me through.

    I understand my circumstances were different - however I do know universities value a specialised BTEC - it shows that you had seriously decided on your pathway a little bit earlier than your peers and may have an upperhand against other applicant's broader range of A Levels - for me, it worked that by deciding to do Art at 16 for two years, I had a massive advantage and higher level of experience/portfolio than the students who did Art / Geography / Economics A Levels - and my UCAS points were equal to (if not higher) than A Level students
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    I understanding that Art is about practing your drawing skills but I want to do computer science. I know that computing is "soft of" practing and play with computer but university isn't think like that, i guess.
    Well! I don't have strong backgrounds of my gcse and i do know that I will get D*D* at IT BTEC and possibility A in math.
    :-< It seen like not strong enough to get into Oxford.
    for my extra skill, i did Robotics of Southampton Uni.
    I don't know if I need to redo my AS again with proper A level subj
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    (Original post by NKenny)
    Well! I don't know how to start at this
    I just thought about it just 2 day ago, it jump into my mind and I couldn't stop thinking about it.
    Currently, I doing Math Alevel and IT Double Award (equip 2 A level) but I feel like BTEC isn't the one I want. Also I want to get into top uni and BTEC doesn't help me at all.
    I just wonder if next year, I do my AS level again with other subject and drop IT BTEC.
    I don't know if it is right desicion or not. I try to find my head of sixth form to talk about it but she pregant so I guess I have little more time to think about it before I make my desicion.
    Our policy in Oxford is that we would accept the Double Award along with two A Levels (including Maths), or the Triple Award along with Maths A Level (if a candidate did sufficiently well in the MAT, interviews, etc). However, what you're doing falls just short of that.

    However, we're not keen on the BTECs because we don't think they give suitable preparation for an academic degree. Our strong advice to those choosing sixth-form options is to select A Levels, or simiilar qualifications. We will accept candidates with the BTEC if they are sufficiently talented -- but we haven't yet done so.

    You're in a different position, having spent the best part of a year doing the BTEC. The down-side of dropping the BTEC and picking up other subjects is that you'd spend an extra year at school. But it might be the best decision for you in the longer run, if it allows you to get into a better university, and gives a stronger foundation for your university studies.
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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    Our policy in Oxford is that we would accept the Double Award along with two A Levels (including Maths), or the Triple Award along with Maths A Level (if a candidate did sufficiently well in the MAT, interviews, etc). However, what you're doing falls just short of that.

    However, we're not keen on the BTECs because we don't think they give suitable preparation for an academic degree. Our strong advice to those choosing sixth-form options is to select A Levels, or simiilar qualifications. We will accept candidates with the BTEC if they are sufficiently talented -- but we haven't yet done so.

    You're in a different position, having spent the best part of a year doing the BTEC. The down-side of dropping the BTEC and picking up other subjects is that you'd spend an extra year at school. But it might be the best decision for you in the longer run, if it allows you to get into a better university, and gives a stronger foundation for your university studies.
    Thanks xD
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