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I have just got my GCSE's results and i didn't get the required grades to get into A levels Sciences. I got level 5 in Maths, Physics, History, B in Media studies, C in resistant materials, Level 4 in RE, Eng Lang & Lit. I really wanted to do a career in engineering, electrical and now may have to consider doing a BTEC level 3. I can however get into A levels for Humanities subjects. Please advice as i'm not sure on which path is best as there is stigma attached to Btec's?
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If you want to got to uni you should do A levels or IB. If not do whatever you want
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(Original post by Tusman)
I have just got my GCSE's results and i didn't get the required grades to get into A levels Sciences. I got level 5 in Maths, Physics, History, B in Media studies, C in resistant materials, Level 4 in RE, Eng Lang & Lit. I really wanted to do a career in engineering, electrical and now may have to consider doing a BTEC level 3. I can however get into A levels for Humanities subjects. Please advice as i'm not sure on which path is best as there is stigma attached to Btec's?
Some universities will accept btecs , if you can do a level maths somehow that would improve your chances.
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Are there any other sixth forms or colleges which will take you to study the a levels you wish? I would look around for that. Some universities will take you for BTEC, but it is worth looking around and doing some research to which you would want to go to.
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BTEC Engineering will be fine to get you into uni to study Electronic/Electrical Engineering.

Some of the top unis will require A level Maths, but many will accept the 2 BTEC maths for engineers modules in place of Maths A level. Check that the course has these 2 maths modules first though, and if not, enquire to check about self studying for them.

Hope this helps
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BTEC Engineering will be fine to get you into uni to study Electronic/Electrical Engineering.

Some of the top unis will require A level Maths, but many will accept the 2 BTEC maths for engineers modules in place of Maths A level. Check that the course has these 2 maths modules first though, and if not, enquire to check about self studying for them.

Hope this helps
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BTEC's are perfectly fine, nothing wrong with them. They will get you into most universities. I did a BTEC in Computing, and nobody has said anything negative about them to me, nor have I heard anything negative attached to BTEC's, apart from on this website. You should do a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma related to Engineering- this will be more than enough to get you onto 90% of engineering courses at universities, and it is equivalent to taking three A-Levels.

However, if you want to go to the best of the best universities (Top 15), then you should take A-Levels. There isn't a large difference in courses with slightly lower ranked universities, and if you're only taking A-Levels so that you can go to a 'prestigious' university, you're doing it wrong.

Could also do a mixture of BTEC and A-level, such as doing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, and A-Level Maths or whatever. It is another viable option that imo is a lot easier and will still get you into the top universities.
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