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    Hello, so I am currently in my first year of a BTEC extended diploma in business, which is 2 years long, but I am considering doing 1 year of A levels (AS) after I have finished the BTEC. This is because I am looking at doing a History degree at uni.

    Previously I've said that I wouldn't go uni but after looking at unis in tutor, I am considering it. I know some unis don't require A level history and go by the total number of UCAS points instead but I'm afraid that since I don't have the A level in history, I would find it difficult at degree level.

    I have done AS before last year but dropped out regrettably and if I decide to do AS again after my BTEC, I would need to pay for them since I'll be 19. But I'm not sure if I can mentally handle a 4th year of college. Alternatively, I could do a foundation year after my BTEC but I believe that only a limited number of unis offer them.

    So, I'm unsure whether to pick up AS history to prepare me to some extent for university or go straight to uni after my BTEC, assuming that I get accepted for history by unis?

    Btw, the subjects I did last year were politics, geography and economics.
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    Hello, so I am currently in my first year of a BTEC extended diploma in business, which is 2 years long, but I am considering doing 1 year of A levels (AS) after I have finished the BTEC. This is because I am looking at doing a History degree at uni.

    Previously I've said that I wouldn't go uni but after looking at unis in tutor, I am considering it. I know some unis don't require A level history and go by the total number of UCAS points instead but I'm afraid that since I don't have the A level in history, I would find it difficult at degree level.

    I have done AS before last year but dropped out regrettably and if I decide to do AS again after my BTEC, I would need to pay for them since I'll be 19. But I'm not sure if I can mentally handle a 4th year of college. Alternatively, I could do a foundation year after my BTEC but I believe that only a limited number of unis offer them.

    So, I'm unsure whether to pick up AS history to prepare me to some extent for university or go straight to uni after my BTEC, assuming that I get accepted for history by unis?

    Btw, the subjects I did last year were politics, geography and economics.
    Entrance for History courses varies. A lot of them do require you to have done a preferred subject which might be History or something close. You need to check.

    https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-study-history

    Up to you whether you want to do History with a foundation year or you could do A level in a year. maybe online/ distance learning. Lot of volume, but doable.


    Wont do you any harm, but get yourself organised so you can get cracking. You also need to make sure your btec grades are as high as possible.
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    Entrance for History courses varies. A lot of them do require you to have done a preferred subject which might be History or something close. You need to check.

    https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-study-history

    Up to you whether you want to do History with a foundation year or you could do A level in a year. maybe online/ distance learning. Lot of volume, but doable.


    Wont do you any harm, but get yourself organised so you can get cracking. You also need to make sure your btec grades are as high as possible.
    It turns out my college does offer the option of doing 1 Full A level along side 1/2 AS levels or 2 full A levels in one year. So I’ll keep that in mind. Anyway, thanks for your response 👍
 
 
 
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