why is there one academic pathway to uni?

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Access courses are similar to btecs and btec is more vocational while A levels are academic. Why is there only one real academic path meanwhile there are more vocational paths?
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Access courses are similar to btecs and btec is more vocational while A levels are academic. Why is there only one real academic path meanwhile there are more vocational paths?
Those three are all academic?
Why do you want more?
What vocational paths to university are you talking about?
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How does an access course limit your uni choices? Even Oxbridge accept access courses
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There are other paths to uni. I know people who got on their course without having A Levels or anything else - ie a friend of mine did a degree with me and got on based on her work experience, as she was a little older.

There is a most common pathway to a degree, but it doesn't mean it's the only acceptable one.
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Btec and access courses tend to be coursework based and limit your uni choices. Btec is vocational which can take you uni.
Just because its coursework based doesnt mean it is less academic.
They only limit your choices partially and anyone with any common sense will do their research and see whether it works to get them on the course they want.

What point are you trying to make?
Why do you need more academic routes into uni?
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What about something else apart from A level that keeps doors open
Like what?
What do you mean by keeps doors open?
What is wrong with A level?
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IB, Highers/Advanced Highers, Pre-U, Welsh Bacc, Access Diplomas, APs, Irish Leaving Certificates etc etc
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(Original post by idontkn)
Nothing wrong with A level, not everyone can do them because they are not clever enough (for example me). And keep doors open read my other post about choosing between english and maths.
If you are that keen then do an A level on top as a private candidate.
Alternatively just do a foundation year.
Which degree do you wish to do?
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