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    I just got my GCSE results and wanted to do my A levels after but then i went to the school that i was going to apply for my A levels and the person told my that i would really struggle doing A levels.

    To me, my grades were not that bad. I had passed all 10 of my GCSE's and thought that i was able to go on to do A levels. The A levels that i wanted to do was ICT, Maths and Physics. The person told me i had no problem doing A level ICT but she said herself, she was a A level maths teacher and with the grade that i achieved in Maths (which was a Grade C) i would really struggle doing Maths A level as she has seen many C grade student also end up dropping out as it was too difficult. She also told me that i need at least a double B in my sciences (as i did core and additional science for my GCSEs.) I really wanted to do those A levels as i was hoping to get into a good uni and do a computer science course. She recommend that i should do a BTEC level 3 course in ICT instead as it covers some things about computer science and it could also get me into a good uni.

    But i searched up many universities (those top unis e.g the russel group) that they require A levels for entry into the course. They're aren't many universities that accept a BTEC course for entry. If they do, they require at least a A level maths alongside with it.

    i mean, i personally know that I'm not the best at maths but I'm certainly not the worst at it. I could have gotten a Grade B in maths if i revised a bit more but of course i didn't as i had spent most of my time revising science as it is one of those subjects that i need to revise for or else i would've definitely failed . I even got a Grade A in one of my mocks without revising much. Is A level maths hard? Should i listen to her and do a BTEC course or go on and do my A levels?
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    I just got my GCSE results and wanted to do my A levels after but then i went to the school that i was going to apply for my A levels and the person told my that i would really struggle doing A levels.

    To me, my grades were not that bad. I had passed all 10 of my GCSE's and thought that i was able to go on to do A levels. The A levels that i wanted to do was ICT, Maths and Physics. The person told me i had no problem doing A level ICT but she said herself, she was a A level maths teacher and with the grade that i achieved in Maths (which was a Grade C) i would really struggle doing Maths A level as she has seen many C grade student also end up dropping out as it was too difficult. She also told me that i need at least a double B in my sciences (as i did core and additional science for my GCSEs.) I really wanted to do those A levels as i was hoping to get into a good uni and do a computer science course. She recommend that i should do a BTEC level 3 course in ICT instead as it covers some things about computer science and it could also get me into a good uni.

    But i searched up many universities (those top unis e.g the russel group) that they require A levels for entry into the course. They're aren't many universities that accept a BTEC course for entry. If they do, they require at least a A level maths alongside with it.

    i mean, i personally know that I'm not the best at maths but I'm certainly not the worst at it. I could have gotten a Grade B in maths if i revised a bit more but of course i didn't as i had spent most of my time revising science as it is one of those subjects that i need to revise for or else i would've definitely failed . I even got a Grade A in one of my mocks without revising much. Is A level maths hard? Should i listen to her and do a BTEC course or go on and do my A levels?
    If ICT is what you want to do, the btec advice is good. Lots of unis take btec applicants. Don't get hung up on prestige.

    You could also consider a btec in business studies or applied science. It all depends what your long term plans are.

    I did btecs and A levels and found btec to be more enjoyable and just as useful for getting into uni.*
 
 
 
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