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    So I'm in Year 11 and I am looking at my options. I would love to do biology and law as A Levels in college, but I'm also an aspiring actress and would love to take ia BTEC in Performing Arts. I've heard so many negative things about BTECs that I'm not sure if choosing it is the right thing to do. Any advice?
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    assuming the BTEC is equivalent to an A level, then you should be fine doing whatever you want to do. The reason BTECs get a bad name is because it is usually more coursework or practical than exam and BTECs are comparatively young.
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    (Original post by exopolitics)
    So I'm in Year 11 and I am looking at my options. I would love to do biology and law as A Levels in college, but I'm also an aspiring actress and would love to take ia BTEC in Performing Arts. I've heard so many negative things about BTECs that I'm not sure if choosing it is the right thing to do. Any advice?
    BTEC are fine in more than 90% of the tie especially as you have two solid A levels They are considered less academically challenging by a few unis.

    Performing arts is going to be more creative and less academic, so it will be viewed as a bit soft depending upon which degree youd like to do.Its not clear what degree that is and you should always check a unis entrance requirements to make sure you meet the criteria with what you choose to do.

    I note that its quite a range you have and its not clear if you intend to follow your performing arts at degree level? is it music or drama? If its drama, then maybe take English as well? That way if you change your mind, then you can drop the btec and go with three strong A levels.
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    BTEC are fine in more than 90% of the tie especially as you have two solid A levels They are considered less academically challenging by a few unis.

    Performing arts is going to be more creative and less academic, so it will be viewed as a bit soft depending upon which degree youd like to do.Its not clear what degree that is and you should always check a unis entrance requirements to make sure you meet the criteria with what you choose to do.

    I note that its quite a range you have and its not clear if you intend to follow your performing arts at degree level? is it music or drama? If its drama, then maybe take English as well? That way if you change your mind, then you can drop the btec and go with three strong A levels.
    Yes, I want to do drama as a profession but as its such a hard industry to get into, I want to keep the other stuff I'm good at as options as well. I would love to do English but I think most colleges only let you do 3 A-Levels or equivalents now, which is incredibly annoying.
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    (Original post by exopolitics)
    Yes, I want to do drama as a profession but as its such a hard industry to get into, I want to keep the other stuff I'm good at as options as well. I would love to do English but I think most colleges only let you do 3 A-Levels or equivalents now, which is incredibly annoying.
    I suggest you do more research in what actors do for fallback careers and also whats required for a drama course. Your choices seem to be going in three directions..
 
 
 
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