A-Level Media or BTEC MediaWatch
Hi,I’m halfway through year 11, and I’ve already had my sixth form meeting, I’ve picked Geography, BTEC Business and BTEC Media. Media is my favourite subject and I’ve just received an 8 in my mock, and would hopefully like to get a 9 in my actual GCSE. I’ve decided to pick BTEC Media as there’s more coursework and it’s more practical, but all of my teachers have said that I should do A-Level Media as I’m capable of it. When I’m older I want to get into TV and production. So what is really better BTEC Media or A-Level media?
I dont think theres much difference.
What degree do you wish to do?
Have you checked the specs for both?
Exams or coursework?
Talk to teachers.
I think an A level can be considered by some as slightly more challenging academically, but I think its minimal. Check entrance requirements for your favoured courses. If you can get a better grade in BTEC then thats likely to count for more.
Do get your teachers to explain why they believe A level is superior and better for you. It might be more fun and demanding for them to teach, but thats different.