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    Hello,
    I'm quite academic and I'm hoping to get mostly a*s for my GCSEs. I'm hoping to get into a Russel Group university. (maybe Durham, UCL or York.) I'm planning on taking French, philosophy, psychology for my A levels, and I was going to do music as my fourth one, but the music A level REALLY doesn't appeal to me and the BTEC looks really good!

    I wouldn't have ever considered doing a BTEC up until now, it's just that most people at the college I want to go to take 4 a levels and drop one at the end of the first year. They don't do AS levels anymore so most people will just end up with 3 a levels.

    But if I was to take the BTEC, I could drop it at the end of the first year and get 3 a levels and half BTEC qualification, or I would most probably just stick with it and end up with 3 a levels and a BTEC.

    From what I've gathered, top unis don't seem too fond of BTECS, so my question is this: would most unis favor someone with 3 a levels over someone with 3 a levels AND a BTEC?

    Thanks so much!
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    Hello,
    I'm quite academic and I'm hoping to get mostly a*s for my GCSEs. I'm hoping to get into a Russel Group university. (maybe Durham, UCL or York.) I'm planning on taking French, philosophy, psychology for my A levels, and I was going to do music as my fourth one, but the music A level REALLY doesn't appeal to me and the BTEC looks really good!

    I wouldn't have ever considered doing a BTEC up until now, it's just that most people at the college I want to go to take 4 a levels and drop one at the end of the first year. They don't do AS levels anymore so most people will just end up with 3 a levels.

    But if I was to take the BTEC, I could drop it at the end of the first year and get 3 a levels and half BTEC qualification, or I would most probably just stick with it and end up with 3 a levels and a BTEC.

    From what I've gathered, top unis don't seem too fond of BTECS, so my question is this: would most unis favor someone with 3 a levels over someone with 3 a levels AND a BTEC?

    Thanks so much!
    What course do you want to do at university? If the BTEC is relevant, it should give you an advantage over someone with the same A-levels but no BTEC.
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    What course do you want to do at university? If the BTEC is relevant, it should give you an advantage over someone with the same A-levels but no BTEC.
    I'm not too sure yet, I was thinking of maybe doing a dual degree of maybe music and philosophy, or music and psychology. Or maybe something not related to music at all.
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    (Original post by 1717)
    I'm not too sure yet, I was thinking of maybe doing a dual degree of maybe music and philosophy, or music and psychology. Or maybe something not related to music at all.
    If you do music, you will probably be asked why you did not do A-level Music (and they won't like any negativity).
 
 
 
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