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    what is the difference between A-levels and Btec/extended diploma?
    which one is better?

    (Original post by Bethhmaii)
    what is the difference between A-levels and Btec/extended diploma?
    which one is better?
    Btec extended diploma (in health and social care) is what I'm currently doing and it's equivalent of 3 a levels. Btec is "easier" simply because it's mainly based on coursework rather than exams.

    It's hard to say what is better because it depends on what career you want to go into
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    Thank you

    There are so many BTECS out there, be it level 1, level 2( GCSE equivolent) and level 3(ALevel equivolent)

    BTEC is mostly coursework however some exams have been introduced so you might want to do some research about this.

    BTEC extended diploma is the second year of your chosen BTEC and is equivolent to 3 A levels

    A levels are advanced levels where you take 3 or 4 subjects to study then sit exams in them during the summer.
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