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    Why?
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    In fact 2016 BTECs have been tightened up in regulations and even have added exams in to the course. Since many further education establishments accept them, then what's the issue?
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    Why on earth would you scapr them? Not everyone wants to do A levels.
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    Can someone explain the difference between a levels and btec? (impartially)
    I do A levels and people usually give btec **** but i dont actually get what they are. Are they really just easier a levels?
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    They are going to be exam based anyway from september 2016.
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    BTEC'S are for hands on people and those who want to go into employment however, you can still go uni with them, in some cases.
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    No I dont do any btec's but i think it gives everyone a chance of getting reasonable grade especially some people who are not good at exams, have anxiety issues that can be triggered with exams etc.
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    i think it gives students a wide range of what career path they want to take
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    No - some people just aren't very academic but deserve to get decent qualifications so they can go to uni/ have better employment prospects blah blah bkah

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    Btecs are valued by employers and accepted by 95%+ of UK universities and are statistically more employable than A levels, why on earth would anyone want to scrap them?

    I did a Computing Btec and am now going into my third year of Computer Science at a top 20 uni and have a good software engineering placement, who at my interview said that the content covered on my Btec was so much more relevant than what other applicants had done in A levels, i had the same experience in another placement that I did

    Would be crazy to scrap them
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    How else are the lads going to impress with their Sports Level 2 BTEC when they're down the gym burning off calories from last nights cheeky nandos?
 
 
 
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