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    Hi, I am currently in year 11 about to apply for 6th form/college and I'm really struggling with what to decide. Before I start, I'm currently an average grammar school student who achieves higher in maths, English and media/ I'm studying media as a definite however it's the case of doing an extended diploma course or doing 3 a levels and an extended project. The course I'm looking at seems perfect for me and is my main option. I also do not want to be taking 2 irrelevant a levels which I will not use in the future and will not want to study. My main question is, are a levels much more acknowledged rather than an extended diploma and ultimately will doing an extended diploma hinder my university opportunities?
    Thanks very much, a worried student
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    If you're dead set on any particular unis in the future, then there's a chance that they might be one of the few unis that outright dismiss BTEC students. However, for the vast majority of unis, you'll be fine with a BTEC Extended Diploma.

    And yes, for Media especially, you might find that doing the one Extended Diploma in Media is more suited to you than doing 3 distinct A-levels, 2 of which you might not care about.

    The main worry if you're a really ambitious student is that you won't be able to go to Cambridge with a BTEC(at least according to the policy on their website)
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    (Original post by Jazzyboy)
    If you're dead set on any particular unis in the future, then there's a chance that they might be one of the few unis that outright dismiss BTEC students. However, for the vast majority of unis, you'll be fine with a BTEC Extended Diploma.

    And yes, for Media especially, you might find that doing the one Extended Diploma in Media is more suited to you than doing 3 distinct A-levels, 2 of which you might not care about.

    The main worry if you're a really ambitious student is that you won't be able to go to Cambridge with a BTEC(at least according to the policy on their website)
    Thanks very much, There isn't much chance of me applying for oxbridge so that shouldn't be a problem! This has definitely helped me with my desicion making!
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    (Original post by Jazzyboy)
    The main worry if you're a really ambitious student is that you won't be able to go to Cambridge with a BTEC(at least according to the policy on their website)
    Cambridge do actually accept BTEC's. However, they expect at least to A Levels as well as it at grades A*A*
 
 
 
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