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Have I ****ed up in terms of going to a Russel group uni by doing BTEC
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What type of BTEC is it, national diploma or national extended diploma?
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You can but the degree choices are much more restricted than you had done A levels. e.g. My friend got an offer of DDD Business BTEC for Accounting and Finance at Notts.
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Manchester and Leeds I think others too if you have an A level in maths, which is relatively easy to self-teach
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You can but the degree choices are much more restricted than you had done A levels. e.g. My friend got an offer of DDD Business BTEC for Accounting and Finance at Notts.
I'm would be hopeing to do a computer science degree
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What type of BTEC is it, national diploma or national extended diploma?
I'll be doing an extended in the second year
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I'll be doing an extended in the second year
Then I guess its possible depending on the course you want to apply for
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Manchester and Leeds I think others too if you have an A level in maths, which is relatively easy to self-teach
maths is hard i am currently studying as an a-level and unless you ENJOY maths i don't recommend undertaking it
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You'd have a much better chance if you were doing Maths A Level as well as the BTEC. Otherwise your options for Russell unis are severely restricted.
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You'd have a much better chance if you were doing Maths A Level as well as the BTEC. Otherwise your options for Russell unis are severely restricted.
But how am I able to just suddenly apply to do an A level
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maths is hard i am currently studying as an a-level and unless you ENJOY maths i don't recommend undertaking it
I said relatively easy because if you're good at maths it's one you can self-teach as you can mark your own past papers objectively, unlike other essay-based subjects. But if you suck at maths, don't bother.
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I said relatively easy because if you're good at maths it's one you can self-teach as you can mark your own past papers objectively, unlike other essay-based subjects. But if you suck at maths, don't bother.
i agree. also essay based subjects suck. a-levels suck
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But how am I able to just suddenly apply to do an A level
Depends what year you're in. If you're already in year 13 then you could probably forget it but you have plenty of time if you're in year 12 and you have a good maths brain. If your college does A levels as well as BTECs then go and ask.
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What subject is your BTEC in?

I did a BTEC in IT (with no A levels) and went on to do my BSc CS degree at a top 30 uni and my MSc at a top 10 (neither Russell group though), you definitely havent "****ed up" by taking the BTEC, in fact the employment rates favour people who have a BTEC and a degree. And you should't be too affected with going to a Russell Group / top uni.

People from my BTEC class back in 2013 got offers for: Southampton, Manchester, KCL, Royal Holloway, Bath, Surrey, Cardiff, Birmingham and UCL for Computer Science and IT related subjects.

You dont need Maths for most unis, it is really only a select 10-15 that will require it.

Russell Groups that accept without A level Maths:
for CS:
Nottingham - D*D*D*
Cardiff - D*D*D*
York - DDD/DDM (with significant Maths modules in the BTEC)
Leeds - D*D*D (with significant Maths modules in the BTEC)
Liverpool - D*DD (with Distinction in maths units)
Sheffield (with foundation) - D*DD
Queen Mary, University of London - D*DD (With programming units)
for IT:
UCL - DDD
Manchester - D*DD
Southampton - DDD
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