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What in your opinion is better? staying at school to do sixth form or going to a college and doing a course?
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It depends.

Go to college and do what? A btec. I would say alevels are better but it depends again.

If its to do A levels in college then it depends which one you like more, what has better stats and many other factors/
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It depends.

Go to college and do what? A btec. I would say alevels are better but it depends again.

If its to do A levels in college then it depends which one you like more, what has better stats and many other factors/
i would go to do a course in Health and Social Care, its counted the same as two a levels but i wasn't sure what would be better
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Both. A-level at college.
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i would go to do a course in Health and Social Care, its counted the same as two a levels but i wasn't sure what would be better
Yeah. Most people on here would say that alevels are better then btec which I guess it is. But as you get work experience in health and social care it might help you to get into that field. But you can still get into that field without doing a btec.

So if you aren't 100% sure what you want to do, do alevels. Also unis prefer alevels and you can do something to do with health and social care at uni.

Also it depends on what grades you get at gcse.

At college there will more people from different backgrounds. While if you stay you will already know most people but there will be a few new people.
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Try some open days or taster days for the BTEC courses. A levels are more similar to GCSE just with way harder stuff.

Do you learn better with practical or theoretical work?

How well do you deal with exams?

Do you have any idea about if you want to go to uni and which ones if yes?

Basically A levels are good if you prefer theory and aim to go to like Oxford or Cambridge and depends on the profession you're going for (accounting, history, biochemistry etc.). BTEC, while looked down upon by some, is good for more practical professions if you go to a college with nice facilities (media, automotive, sports, computer science, etc.). Most uni's will also take BTEC except for most London ones and the more posh ones so you would need to look into the ones you would like to go to for requirements.

BTEC would be good for health and social care because most colleges require placements through out the course so you would automatically get experience. I know it's pretty difficult at my college tho because the students do 2 week work then 2 week lesson time and so on and still have to do all the assignments like other courses do. So they basically work full time for 2 weeks and then have 2 weeks to do multiple assignments unless they work on them after work.

Just check out the nearby places that offer the BTEC and see if it sounds good to you.
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