Is 3 separate A-Levels better, or is 2 A-Levels equivalent to 3 A-Levels good? Watch

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I have two offers from 2 Sixth Forms now. However, the subject choices are a little bit different.

Hollyfield Sixth Form: BTEC Media, A-Level CompSci and A-Level Sociology.
Godalming College: BTEC Media (equivalent to 2 A-Levels) and A-Level CompSci.

So my question is: is 3 separate A-Levels better, or is 2 A-Levels equivalent to 3 A-Levels good?
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(Original post by theauricmitra)
I have two offers from 2 Sixth Forms now. However, the subject choices are a little bit different.

Hollyfield Sixth Form: BTEC Media, A-Level CompSci and A-Level Sociology.
Godalming College: BTEC Media (equivalent to 2 A-Levels) and A-Level CompSci.

So my question is: is 3 separate A-Levels better, or is 2 A-Levels equivalent to 3 A-Levels good?
Usually, universities ask for three A-Levels from the same suite (i.e three A-Levels, IB etc.) but it depends where you want to go and what you want to do. I would definitely recommend taking the two A-Levels and a BTEC as unis often offer alternative qualifications (i.e a mix of BTEC and A-Level) and like to see three subjects taken.
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(Original post by theauricmitra)
I have two offers from 2 Sixth Forms now. However, the subject choices are a little bit different.

Hollyfield Sixth Form: BTEC Media, A-Level CompSci and A-Level Sociology.
Godalming College: BTEC Media (equivalent to 2 A-Levels) and A-Level CompSci.

So my question is: is 3 separate A-Levels better, or is 2 A-Levels equivalent to 3 A-Levels good?
Do you have any thoughts about what you would like to do after A level?
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Do you have any thoughts about what you would like to do after A level?
Yes I’d like to go to Uni. Mostly Russell Group ones.
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Yes I’d like to go to Uni. Mostly Russell Group ones.
any particular course you're interested in so far?
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Yes I’d like to go to Uni. Mostly Russell Group ones.
What sort of courses are you thinking of applying for?
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Mostly Russell Group ones.
Not having a go, but why did you say this? Asking out of curiosity.
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any particular course you're interested in so far?
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What sort of courses are you thinking of applying for?
I'm thinking of either going down the CompSci route or Media Studies. I'm not sure now, since the future for both of them is not sure. So I'd like to wait for another 2 years, and then decide.
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Not having a go, but why did you say this? Asking out of curiosity.
For the courses I am looking at, the Russell Group unis have the best and most interesting courses.
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For the courses I am looking at, the Russell Group unis have the best and most interesting courses.
Thanks for the reply. How can you tell either of those?
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I'm thinking of either going down the CompSci route or Media Studies. I'm not sure now, since the future for both of them is not sure. So I'd like to wait for another 2 years, and then decide.
If you want to study comp sci then A level maths will give you more options than A level computer science.

A BTEC media production course isn’t likely to be good preparation for a theory focused media studies degree.
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I may be wrong but I'm at a Russel Group Uni and my understanding is that they are traditional af. Maybe other uni's would appreciate 2 alevels and a btec because it's different, but at Russel Group they might prefer 3 alevels as it's traditional and respected
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