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    So basically, I want to know if doing an Apprenticeship and studying for an NVQ in Engineering would still let me get into Oxford at a later date.

    At the minute I am trying to consider all my options because if this will hamper my chances of getting into a good uni then I will look at choosing to study A-levels instead.

    Thanks and feel free to ask for more information if you think it will help
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    So basically, I want to know if doing an Apprenticeship and studying for an NVQ in Engineering would still let me get into Oxford at a later date.

    At the minute I am trying to consider all my options because if this will hamper my chances of getting into a good uni then I will look at choosing to study A-levels instead.

    Thanks and feel free to ask for more information if you think it will help
    Have a look at https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...cations?wssl=1 for general info on Oxford's approach to vocational qualifications such as an NVQ. There's no clear answer and individual cases are considered individually. You should probably contact the Engineering admissions department and ask them. They won't mind being asked and you'll be able to trust the answer more than anything anyone on here might write.

    If you were to apply for Engineering at Oxford in due course you would need to take the Physics Aptitude Test, which would require you to be familiar with quite a bit of A-level Maths and Physics. A quick look at an NVQ specification online suggests there isn't much overlap between that and the PAT (you can compare the two online yourself) so you'd have to self-study the equivalent of A-levels even if the NVQ were deemed an acceptable qualification. Doesn't sound appealing to me.
 
 
 
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