Can I do A Levels after a BTEC?Watch
I did really well in school and was predicted A/A* in almost everything until around Year 10 when there was a trauma in my life, so I missed almost a year of school and then completed Year 11 in hospital tuition. I only took 5 GCSEs and left with a B in English, C in Maths, B in PWL, and a D in Photography and Science. Needless to say I was gutted but I feel like considering everything I missed, this was the best I could do at the time. I had applied for A Levels but of course they rejected me after my results so I went to a different college and they put me on a 3 year BTEC Level 3 Business course. If I complete this at my predicted grades (D*D*D*), I'll have an extended diploma and around 130/140 UCAS points. I want to study Law and although the university I've chosen will accept a BTEC, they also require 5 GCSEs at A/A* in order to accept anything other than A Levels. I spoke to my careers advisor and she recommended that if I am absolutely sure I want to do this specific course, my best choice is to take A Levels once I complete my diploma because it would not be possible to resit 5 GCSEs this year. I agree with her and I'm willing to pay for the courses myself, whatever I choose, because I believe it'll be worthwhile, but my family and friends are not supportive about the idea. What does everyone think?
I think, this choice needs to come from you. And if you're sure the Law is what you want to do, it's very worth taking your A-Levels in order to enable this. A couple of years extra now to get you where you want to be, is worth it.
If you're on track for D*D*D* there will be loads of good unis you can get into without wasting another 2 years doing A levels
Also for D*D*D* you would have 168 UCAS points not 130/140
Royal Holloway, University of London - LLB Law - D*D*D* Business with 5 GCSEs A*-C
York - LLB Law - DDD BTEC C in English GCSE
Bristol - LLB Law - D*DD No GCSE requirements
Liverpool - LLB Law - DDD Maths and English grad C GCSE
Sussex - LLB Law - DDD no GCSE requirements specified