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    Do most colleges allow their students to take a BTEC National Diploma but also one A Level subject if they want to? Or do they usually perfer if you just do the BTEC National Diploma?
    I heard its possible to do a BTEC and one a level.
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    Does anyone know?
    I'd like to take an A Level in English Literature alongside a BTEC, but need to know whether its possible.
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    Its 'possible', what do you want to do after BTEC?
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    depends on timetables
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    yes it is possible
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    (Original post by mosesff)
    Its 'possible', what do you want to do after BTEC?
    I'd like to go onto university to do a degree in Journalism or a media related subject.
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    (Original post by summertime_)
    depends on timetables
    Yeah thats true, I'll have to talk to the college about it.
    If not do you reckon they will let me take it anyway by just having to rely on more independent study?
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    maby english would help?
    what btec are you doing atm?
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    I'm not doing a BTEC yet. I'm hoping to do a BTEC National Diploma in Media Production though which is a Journalism course but want one a level aswell in English Lit.
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    it's possible then, aslong as your timetable doesn't clash

    ask your tutor or college
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    it's possible then, aslong as your timetable doesn't clash

    ask your tutor or college
    Thats what I'm worried about though. I don't want the timetables to clash. :eek:
    If not is there anyway of sitting the English Lit exams privately?
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    (Original post by ElectricOceans)
    I'd like to go onto university to do a degree in Journalism or a media related subject.
    If you know that want to go on to university, then I'd recommend just doing A-levels. I know that you can get into university with a BTEC, but A-levels are more of an effective preparation for the academic rigour of a degree, and are definitely preferable on a UCAS form in comparison to a BTEC where there are no exams etc.
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    emm, well theres private places where you can study the a level at home...
    for example oxford open learning, but they'll cost ya...
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    (Original post by mdhey89)
    If you know that want to go on to university, then I'd recommend just doing A-levels. I know that you can get into university with a BTEC, but A-levels are more of an effective preparation for the academic rigour of a degree, and are definitely preferable on a UCAS form in comparison to a BTEC where there are no exams etc.
    maby he doesn't have the grades for a-levels
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    maby he doesn't have the grades for a-levels
    Well he must do if he wants to do A-level English Literature!
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    (Original post by mdhey89)
    Well he must do if he wants to do A-level English Literature!
    i suppose
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    maby he doesn't have the grades for a-levels
    The reason why I'm not going to do A Levels is because I think that doing a BTEC National Diploma will suit me alot better because its more coursework based and I tend to do better on that than exams, however there are a few exams after every unit but still theres not as many as I will get at A Level. I'm prepared to do one A Level and English Lit is a subject I do alright in and want to carry onto A Level. I also want to do this course because I'm really interested in all aspects of journalism.
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    emm, well theres private places where you can study the a level at home...
    for example oxford open learning, but they'll cost ya...
    I will have to look into that as a possible alternative if not.
    Depends on the cost though. :confused:
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    If thats the case, i seriously recommend you take A-levels, i done btec and hated it...

    personal choice i know, but uni wise, they prefer a levels, even for journalism
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    why dont you do essay type subjects?
    english language, history, english lit., spanish or something along those lines?

    im off to bed now so i'll respond to you tomorrow. night
 
 
 
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