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Hi! Sorry about this as I'm aware that there are many threads on this but none relating to my situation. I want to study agriculture at uni and have always been pushed to stay at 6th form (i would do biology,history,spanish and possibly chemistry) but after looking into the extended diploma in agriculture I'm unsure on what to do! Any advice? I am quite academic but i would love to get the practical experience given with the btec.
Thank you in advance!
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(Original post by emeec)
Hi! Sorry about this as I'm aware that there are many threads on this but none relating to my situation. I want to study agriculture at uni and have always been pushed to stay at 6th form (i would do biology,history,spanish and possibly chemistry) but after looking into the extended diploma in agriculture I'm unsure on what to do! Any advice? I am quite academic but i would love to get the practical experience given with the btec.
Thank you in advance!
A-levels, because if you lose interest in agriculture in two years' time you don't want to be stuck with a btec in agriculture. Besides, you can still study agriculture at uni with your current alevel choices, and it give you more options and flexibility
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A levels because of the same reason as written above.
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I'd agree with the two above. You'd easily get into agriculture with those A-level. It'd be better safe than sorry since you might not have the same interest in two years time and it'd only restrict you to agriculture if you went/go onto do the BTEC.

With regards to the practicals it probably wouldn't be much more than basic gardening. A lot of BTEC courses.. Despite the nature of it being a vocational course it has more theoretical content than practical content.
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Well you could maybe do a Btec in agriculture. I mean I agree with what is commented above but if you were going to study it in sixthform and get bored then atleast you would know that you shouldn't do it at uni. Maybe just do 4 courses (including the Btec) for the first year and that leaves you with the flexibility to drop one after AS (I think depending on your sixthform), and at the end of the day if you didn't go into agriculture and you did a Btec in it I don't beleive it would be a wasted qualification as it is ucas points at the end of the day. Hope this helps in anyway
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