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    Hi there lovely TSR people,

    Here I am again asking for help. Lemme briefly explain my problem.
    I am 17 and study BETC Public Services Extended National Diploma Level 3 at college. If I get Decstintion,Decstintion,Decstint ion, I will be accepted into universty for History. Goldsmiths College, Queens Marry and Royal Holloway accepted me. UCL and KCL declined me. Now I do believe that if I put my ass in gear, that I can and will get these Decstintion,Decstintion,Decstint ion. But I am still worried to death about jumping from BETC to History undergraduate. I have never ever studied history before and I am condidering doing an extra year of intensive Alevel at Westminister Kingsway. The college looks sort of small and ****ty but it is the only place I can get a History A level in one year. What are your thought, opinions and ideas on this. College or Uni.. Please help me out. I need to decide sooner or later! Thank you
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    Go to uni If you struggle with the transition from BTEC to uni, there will be ppl to help you and give you advice! Well done and good luck


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    (Original post by H.Nawawa)
    Hi there lovely TSR people,

    Here I am again asking for help. Lemme briefly explain my problem.
    I am 17 and study BETC Public Services Extended National Diploma Level 3 at college. If I get Decstintion,Decstintion,Decstint ion, I will be accepted into universty for History. Goldsmiths College, Queens Marry and Royal Holloway accepted me. UCL and KCL declined me. Now I do believe that if I put my ass in gear, that I can and will get these Decstintion,Decstintion,Decstint ion. But I am still worried to death about jumping from BETC to History undergraduate. I have never ever studied history before and I am condidering doing an extra year of intensive Alevel at Westminister Kingsway. The college looks sort of small and ****ty but it is the only place I can get a History A level in one year. What are your thought, opinions and ideas on this. College or Uni.. Please help me out. I need to decide sooner or later! Thank you
    I just had a look at the entry requirements for History BA at UCL. They don't accept BTEC National Diploma for that degree unfortunately. And if you're going to do A levels they will want A*AA-AAA over 3 A levels plus a pass in an AS level. Also depends on GCSEs. Here is the link http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...s/ubahissing05

    I'm not sure if what you're saying is that you really want to go to UCL/KCL, if you do and you're just doing the BTEC then that isn't sufficient. Or at least for KCL they say it is considered on an individual basis. KCL want A*AA for A levels and a pass in an AS level. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...header_search/

    If you're desperate to go to KCL/UCL and you are only doing the one BTEC I would recommend doing 2 years of college/6th form for A levels. That is the impression I have from the prospectuses of both UCL and KCL.

    Otherwise you could definitely go to university. However if you want to transfer, some universities still want you to have the entrance requirements in A levels/BTEC even though you might have completed a year at university.
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    (Original post by Gummibaerchen)
    I just had a look at the entry requirements for History BA at UCL. They don't accept BTEC National Diploma for that degree unfortunately. And if you're going to do A levels they will want A*AA-AAA over 3 A levels plus a pass in an AS level. Also depends on GCSEs. Here is the link http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...s/ubahissing05

    I'm not sure if what you're saying is that you really want to go to UCL/KCL, if you do and you're just doing the BTEC then that isn't sufficient. Or at least for KCL they say it is considered on an individual basis. KCL want A*AA for A levels and a pass in an AS level. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...header_search/

    If you're desperate to go to KCL/UCL and you are only doing the one BTEC I would recommend doing 2 years of college/6th form for A levels. That is the impression I have from the prospectuses of both UCL and KCL.

    Otherwise you could definitely go to university. However if you want to transfer, some universities still want you to have the entrance requirements in A levels/BTEC even though you might have completed a year at university.
    Thank you for your advice and even more so that you took your time to look at the prospectuses! I have applied for the college and If have to Get a Dicstintion, Merit,Merit. I was thinking of doing around three Intensive Alevel and then Re-apply. The way I look at it, I have more time to prepare for uni and to brus up my skills, might even go to a better uni and I can get additional qualifications for free.
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    (Original post by naijacouture)
    Go to uni If you struggle with the transition from BTEC to uni, there will be ppl to help you and give you advice! Well done and good luck
    That is an idea but if the struggle is too hard for me and the help does not make a difference than I have wasted over 9K for uni fees, living costs and the rooms... See my point
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    (Original post by H.Nawawa)
    Thank you for your advice and even more so that you took your time to look at the prospectuses! I have applied for the college and If have to Get a Dicstintion, Merit,Merit. I was thinking of doing around three Intensive Alevel and then Re-apply. The way I look at it, I have more time to prepare for uni and to brus up my skills, might even go to a better uni and I can get additional qualifications for free.
    You're welcome, UCL is my firm and KCL is my insurance so I knew roughly what grades they'd want anyway I've done 4 years of 6th form due to a combination of illnesses and changing subjects. Universities are very accommodating as long as you explain everything clearly.
    If you're thinking of doing 3 whole A levels in a year I wouldn't recommend it. Take the two years and do 4AS levels then drop one and do 3 A2 levels. That's what u universities really look for. They won't mind if you have taken a few years extra as long as you EXPLAIN in your reference you chose to do btec but then realised in order to get to where you want to be you needed to do X Y Z
 
 
 
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