A level Economics VS BTEC Level 3 Business (Equivalent to 1 A Level)

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A level economics or BTEC Level 3 Business?
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Economics without a doubt as business is not respected at all (both the btec and A-level versions)

if a university even accepts the BTEC they usually prefer the extended diploma
so if you take the btec as equivalent to a single a level you'll be shooting yourself in the foot
The extended diploma is even worse as only a select amount of decent unis accept it .Plus it forces you to go for the business route only
You won't have a chance to change your mind.

Also if you want to apply to a decent university you'll have to take several A- levels with it
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A level Economics is by far the better option, because it is respected by the universities and you want to be able to apply to your favourite ones. Business and Economics go hand in hand so do not pick both. If you want to pick business you can do so at university, or even pursue an MBA for postgraduate. As a person studying Economics, pick A level economics.

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Economics without a doubt as business is not respected at all (both the btec and A-level versions)

if a university even accepts the BTEC they usually prefer the extended diploma
so if you take the btec as equivalent to a single a level you'll be shooting yourself in the foot
The extended diploma is even worse as only a select amount of decent unis accept it .Plus it forces you to go for the business route only
You won't have a chance to change your mind.

Also if you want to apply to a decent university you'll have to take several A- levels with it
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A level Economics is by far the better option, because it is respected by the universities and you want to be able to apply to your favourite ones. Business and Economics go hand in hand so do not pick both. If you want to pick business you can do so at university, or even pursue an MBA for postgraduate. As a person studying Economics, pick A level economics.

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Thanks for the response guys - Greatly appreciate it!

TurboZX453 How are you finding Economics? Is it good? Are the topics pretty interesting?
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Thanks for the response guys - Greatly appreciate it!

TurboZX453 How are you finding Economics? Is it good? Are the topics pretty interesting?
Hope I can help! I am finding economics very interesting, the topics are really good especially when you learn about financial markets. The idea of economics is really making better choices and observing how those choices help people and affect many of us. A level economics, is an essay based subject so you must be really good at reasoning, but don't let you put it off. With practice people become really good and you can too! I am in year 13 with predicted A*A*AA, and I hope to study Economics at UNI.
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Hope I can help! I am finding economics very interesting, the topics are really good especially when you learn about financial markets. The idea of economics is really making better choices and observing how those choices help people and affect many of us. A level economics, is an essay based subject so you must be really good at reasoning, but don't let you put it off. With practice people become really good and you can too! I am in year 13 with predicted A*A*AA, and I hope to study Economics at UNI.
Thanks for the response!

what topics do you study in economics?
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Thanks for the response!

what topics do you study in economics?
It’s the Edexcel specification. But topics include supply and demand, government intervention, externalities, inflation, market structures etc.
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It’s the Edexcel specification. But topics include supply and demand, government intervention, externalities, inflation, market structures etc.
Thank you very much!
Do you think the topics that are learnt will help later down the road if I was to say, possibly start a business?
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