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I really want to do European politics at KCL, I'm currently about to begin a BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Business, I'm thinking of maybe doing an a level too, do you think kings college will mind the BTEC?😄
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They should remain criticised as a way of getting to university - whilst I congratulate you on your success, you are an anomaly
No they shouldnt, unless you study one you don't know what you are talking about!
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I'm sorry but some of the replies on this post have really annoyed me.
I am currently in my second and final year of studying a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business, after having done A Levels for two years.
I am achieving D*D*D* and have been given offers from Liverpool and Exeter, and Loughborough (not Russell but currently 6th in the Guardian League Table). So, in answer to your question yeah you definitley can get into RG univeristys with only a BTEC. I only achieved one A Level and that was a D so probably hasn't done me many favours when applying to RG unis. So its wrong to think you can only get into RG unis with a BTEC, but only if you have an A Level alongside it.

I also want to address this whole idea that BTEC's are easier, and that we only work 5 hours a week. To spell it out for you... THEY ARE NOT EASY. We work on 18 units throughout the two years, and within each unit is normally 4 assignments. That works out at 72 assignments within the two year period. Personally, my assignments have sometimes been over 20 pages long and I can tell you that i do not complete them in just five hours per week.

For A Levels your workload is just all condensed at the end, whereas ours is spread out over two years.

So please.. can we all stop saying BTEC's are easy. Try and achieve D*D*D* in a BTEC before you say that again.
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I know this is a year old but your comment is my saviour.
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Did you not want to do any computer science modules?

Or will you do that in later years?
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