I'm given a choice between BTEC and A levels

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Okay so basically I am doing BTEC IT Currently, but I want to change to A Levels, (I got 5 A-CS and passed all my exams despite not revising, if I did I reckon i would have got higher), anyways I was going to ask what should I do?

I want a relatively safe job for the future with okay pay = BTEC IT

but I enjoy studying Government and Politics, English Lit and Lang and Business, I was hoping for a career in business management or journalism, what are those careers like?

What do you think, I will revise hard, but if I do fail, can I do IT courses in college, I don't particular enjoy IT either
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(Original post by Shirin1)
Okay so basically I am doing BTEC IT Currently, but I want to change to A Levels, (I got 5 A-CS and passed all my exams despite not revising, if I did I reckon i would have got higher), anyways I was going to ask what should I do?

I want a relatively safe job for the future with okay pay = BTEC IT

but I enjoy studying Government and Politics, English Lit and Lang and Business, I was hoping for a career in business management or journalism, what are those careers like?

What do you think, I will revise hard, but if I do fail, can I do IT courses in college, I don't particular enjoy IT either
So you want to do your BTEC at college for 1 year. Then go to 6th form for 2 years till you're 19? Don't see why not.

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if you want to do it and think you can then i say go for it! you dont need to decide on youre career yet youve got at least 2 years to think about that! but if you believe you would prefer alevels then go for it!
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if you want to do it and think you can then i say go for it! you dont need to decide on youre career yet youve got at least 2 years to think about that! but if you believe you would prefer alevels then go for it!
Cheers, all i really want is a relatively safe job.
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So you want to do your BTEC at college for 1 year. Then go to 6th form for 2 years till you're 19? Don't see why not.

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I'd prefer to go down the traditional route of A Levels to University, but thanks regardless!
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bump, please i need advice, I'm not sure whether to do BTEC IT - Good jobs and opportunities or do A Level English, Business, Government and Politics (where would this lead me)?
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(Original post by Shirin1)
Okay so basically I am doing BTEC IT Currently, but I want to change to A Levels, (I got 5 A-CS and passed all my exams despite not revising, if I did I reckon i would have got higher), anyways I was going to ask what should I do?

I want a relatively safe job for the future with okay pay = BTEC IT

but I enjoy studying Government and Politics, English Lit and Lang and Business, I was hoping for a career in business management or journalism, what are those careers like?

What do you think, I will revise hard, but if I do fail, can I do IT courses in college, I don't particular enjoy IT either
A levels are hard so it's probably better starting them as early as possible
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A levels are hard so it's probably better starting them as early as possible
my teachers are saying this friday final day, so what do you think i should pick, A levels in Business, but I dont know any secure future in that path or BTEC IT
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my teachers are saying this friday final day, so what do you think i should pick, A levels in Business, but I dont know any secure future in that path or BTEC IT
dont worry about what is secure - by the time you have graduated the job market will probably look very different
do whichever you think you can succeed most in
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i'd prefer exams over coursework, but im still so unsure.
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