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    I'm a girl in year 10 and we've started think about what we should do after we finish secondary school. My predicted grades for my GCSEs are grade 9s in all subjects and my parents tell me that I should do A levels because otherwise I won't get into a good university. However, I really want to be a game developer and I saw that the amount of UCAS points awarded for a level 3 BTEC is the same as 3 A levels. Would it be better if I studied a Level 3 BTEC in Games Technology instead of doing A levels so that I can become a game developer? Could I still get into a good university?
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    Listen to your parents. BTEC will limit your options to non-prestigious universities, unless you're fine with that.
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    I'd go with a levels in all honesty.
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    A levels, without a doubt.
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    Go with A-Levels because you're keeping your doors open. In a few years, you might completely change your mind on what you want to do, as a lot of people end up doing.
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    (Original post by cryingsmiles)
    my parents tell me that I should do A levels because otherwise I won't get into a good university
    Over 95% of universities accept BTEC

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    Could I still get into a good university?
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    Listen to your parents. BTEC will limit your options to non-prestigious universities, unless you're fine with that.
    People from my BTEC class went to: Manchester, Southampton, Bath, Kings College London, Royal Holloway, Cardiff, Surrey and UCL.

    I completed my BTEC in IT/Computing a while ago and I graduated from a top 20 (at the time) with a BSc in Computer Science and am currently studying at a top 10 uni for my MSc.
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    If you know what you wanna do then I say go for the BTEC, I’m in my second year of Music Technology BTEC and haven’t regretted it for a second. If you want to study it at uni then I personally think it’s better because you get two years of experience doing what you’re going to specialise in without doing 2 other irrelevant subjects. For Moreno practical courses such as gaming a lot of universities actually prefer BTEC over A levels as it shows you have more experience in the subject. If you have any doubts however I would recommend doing A levels because then you are keeping your options open in case you change your mind.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Over 95% of universities accept BTEC



    People from my BTEC class went to: Manchester, Southampton, Bath, Kings College London, Royal Holloway, Cardiff, Surrey and UCL.

    I completed my BTEC in IT/Computing a while ago and I graduated from a top 20 (at the time) with a BSc in Computer Science and am currently studying at a top 10 uni for my MSc.
    Precisely - if you want to get into one of those 5% of universities, you'll be faced with disappointment, and OP needs to know these limitations. Those may be good universities, but when I said prestigious I meant more Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial, and it's extremely rare to get into those with BTEC.
 
 
 
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