BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science vs A level Biology Chemistry Physics Watch

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Which is more challenging? Which would would increase my chances of getting into a prestigious university to study a science degree?

For clarification: I mean 3 A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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The A Levels are viewed better than the BTEC by universities
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The A Levels are viewed better than the BTEC by universities
Would a university view AAA as better than D*D*D*?
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BTEC is a way into uni bro, easy access. but research courses beforehand otherwise you'll get stuck thinking about what to do. I'm doing business at uni when I did BTEC applied science.
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BTEC is a way into uni bro, easy access. but research courses beforehand otherwise you'll get stuck thinking about what to do. I'm doing business at uni when I did BTEC applied science.
Did you do level 3 diploma or level 3 extended diploma?
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Did you do level 3 diploma or level 3 extended diploma?
I did extended level 3, got D*D*D. But I'm sure they've changed the spec so the new Btec is more exam based. It could be more difficult but it'll be a lot easier than Alevel physics and maths. If you're able to get into sixth form to do A levels I'd recommended that because it'll be better for you. With btec you don't really learn how to revise and revision is an essential skill in uni.
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I did extended level 3, got D*D*D. But I'm sure they've changed the spec so the new Btec is more exam based. It could be more difficult but it'll be a lot easier than Alevel physics and maths. If you're able to get into sixth form to do A levels I'd recommended that because it'll be better for you. With btec you don't really learn how to revise and revision is an essential skill in uni.
Isn't BTEC Applied Science more application compared to A level Science which is more academic? In that case wouldn't BTEC Applied Science be more valuable in pratice? Also, UCL accepts BTEC for many science courses. Wouldn't BTEC be better than A level into getting into UCL in terms of which is the easiest route in getting into UCL? There are so many people who have done BTEC and got into UCL for a variety of courses.
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Isn't BTEC Applied Science more application compared to A level Science which is more academic? In that case wouldn't BTEC Applied Science be more valuable in pratice? Also, UCL accepts BTEC for many science courses. Wouldn't BTEC be better than A level into getting into UCL in terms of which is the easiest route in getting into UCL? There are so many people who have done BTEC and got into UCL for a variety of courses.
You can get into anything with btec but more specialised courses prefer people who've done Alevels. That might be true for UCL, I don't know I don't go there. I did applied science and I don't remember **** and it has only been a year.
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You can get into anything with btec but more specialised courses prefer people who've done Alevels. That might be true for UCL, I don't know I don't go there. I did applied science and I don't remember **** and it has only been a year.
Ok how is the workload compared A level? Did you have to do much more work than A level science students? Was BTEC Applied Science more difficult than A level content wise?
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Ok how is the workload compared A level? Did you have to do much more work than A level science students? Was BTEC Applied Science more difficult than A level content wise?
To do btec you need to on it all the time. Assignments are due every 2 weeks, it gets a bit intense but I wasn't stressed out. My friends who did science Alevels were throwing up because of the stress they were dealing with. A levels are harder.
In applied science you're allowed to bring in notes for assessments, so you can literally make your notes exactly what's on the spec and bring it into the controlled assessment and copy it down. It's difficult to fail btec.
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Hi, im currently doing BTEC Level 3 extended diploma applied science and like you I want to do business at uni. If you don't mind me asking what uni are you studying at? Because for quite a few universities that I have researched it says ''DDD in a relevant subject'' I am bit worried about that as science isn't really a relevant subject to business.
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BTEC is a way into uni bro, easy access. but research courses beforehand otherwise you'll get stuck thinking about what to do. I'm doing business at uni when I did BTEC applied science.
I’m also studying btec applied science but don’t want to do something related to science as I don’t enjoy it very much. How did you get into business with a btec in science? Didn’t they ask you why you decided to choose the course?
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Same I’m in the same situation as you as uni requires the grades in a specific subject.
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Hi, im currently doing BTEC Level 3 extended diploma applied science and like you I want to do business at uni. If you don't mind me asking what uni are you studying at? Because for quite a few universities that I have researched it says ''DDD in a relevant subject'' I am bit worried about that as science isn't really a relevant subject to business.
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What University have you applied to?
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Same I’m in the same situation as you as uni requires the grades in a specific subject.
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Anonymous #3
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I’m still in first year and haven’t thought of what course or uni to apply for yet. Wbu?
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What University have you applied to?
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Anonymous #1
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Wbu?
Approaching the end of uni.
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Anonymous #3
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Ohh what are you studying? And what were you studying before this at college?
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Approaching the end of uni.
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Ohh what are you studying? And what were you studying before this at college?
Sorry can't say, there's a reason I'm anonymous.
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I’m also studying btec applied science but don’t want to do something related to science as I don’t enjoy it very much. How did you get into business with a btec in science? Didn’t they ask you why you decided to choose the course?
They didn't ask anything like that, there isn't any interview stages for business courses. I got the grades D*D*D and they let me in. But the last time I checked the entry requirements for my course thry changed it from D*D*D in any btec to that in btec business...
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