I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed.
When i applied to university I got 5 offers at good universities and im now in my second year of my MSci Computer Science degree at a top 20 university. Also most of my BTEC class went to uni to do Computer Science or ITMB at top unis including: Bath, Southampton, Manchester, Surrey, Royal Holloway, Kings College London, Cardiff and Birmingham
The employability of BTECs at level 3 are better than A level, with more people going straight in to professional, skilled or managerial jobs straight from sixth form (49% vs 45%) also it is better for graduate employment for BTEC + Degree than A level + Degree (80% vs 73%) and because of the course subjects offered as BTECs there are more people in higher paying sectors such as Engineering, IT and Business Finance.
Clearly for 'dumb' people, A levels mean **** all in the real world