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    How much of a jump was it? Did you find it hard and how did you cope?
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    I done a BTEC then moved to uni. You'll find that you do well with coursework and exams you'll struggle a little (well that was my case). I'd say try and get the best in your coursework then if you don't do too well in the exams at least your overall won't be too bad. In terms of exams it's the revision that I found difficult (I didn't have a set method already), I found making precise notes helpful and not overcrowding things. It does get easier though!!


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    (Original post by Bubble_10)
    I done a BTEC then moved to uni. You'll find that you do well with coursework and exams you'll struggle a little (well that was my case). I'd say try and get the best in your coursework then if you don't do too well in the exams at least your overall won't be too bad. In terms of exams it's the revision that I found difficult (I didn't have a set method already), I found making precise notes helpful and not overcrowding things. It does get easier though!!


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    When were your exams, in may or split in January and May? I like Leeds and Birmingham uni who have given me offers but Birmingham is 94% exams first year where as Leeds is 77% which is stressing me out now.

    Also what course are you studying?
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    I don't really see much of a difference, I did IT BTEC and now study CompSci I have got firsts in all my coursework pieces and in the 2 exams(although they don't count yet) I got 85% and 67.5% its just a case of applying the same knowledge in a different way
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    I don't really see much of a difference, I did IT BTEC and now study CompSci I have got firsts in all my coursework pieces and in the 2 exams(although they don't count yet) I got 85% and 67.5% its just a case of applying the same knowledge in a different way
    How much % is exams and c.w in your course?

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    (Original post by rkhan57)
    How much % is exams and c.w in your course?

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    70 exam
    30 cw
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    70 exam
    30 cw
    Are the exams split in january and may or they they all in may?

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    Are the exams split in january and may or they they all in may?

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    Yeah April/May
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Yeah April/May
    Sorry last question but you said your course is 70% exam but is this overall within the 3 years or just the first year?

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    (Original post by rkhan57)
    Sorry last question but you said your course is 70% exam but is this overall within the 3 years or just the first year?

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    Overall for 3 years
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    Okay thanks so how much % exams was 1st year?

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    I did one BTEC at A-Level, but 2 other A-Levels.

    Didn't struggle with the exams in all honesty. And if anything the coursework from my BTEC helped me when it came to writing essays.
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    (Original post by rkhan57)
    When were your exams, in may or split in January and May? I like Leeds and Birmingham uni who have given me offers but Birmingham is 94% exams first year where as Leeds is 77% which is stressing me out now.

    Also what course are you studying?
    I had May exams but it depends on your course. I do sports science. I wouldn't worry about the exams you'll have to do them at some point in uni. Just revise, work hard and you'll be fine


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    I did a BTEC in Agriculture. I am now doing Rural Property Management which is about 70% exams, I don't struggle with either exams or the coursework.

    To answer the rest of your questions, the exams are split between pre-Christmas and summer in the first year and then they go to just exams in the summer.
 
 
 
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