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A levels are far better than btecs, they open up much more pathways to you and look much better on your ucas tariff. Even if people achieved low grades at GCSEs and aren’t too good at exams I still truly believe that many people could achieve AAA at a levels with a lot of hard work.
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Anyone agree with me? 🤣
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I think a levels are better to have too although I do think certain btecs are better for certain career paths
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No.
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"No dont say that, that's mean. You do know BTECS are harder than a levels" : From a BTEC student.
In all honesty I believe a BTEC is good for vocational qualifications that dont need a degree but a levels are far, far better IMO if u want to go on a competitive degree.
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"No dont say that, that's mean. You do know BTECS are harder than a levels" : From a BTEC student.
In all honesty I believe a BTEC is good for vocational qualifications that dont need a degree but a levels are far, far better IMO if u want to go on a competitive degree.
They’re harder, so why bother picking them?
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A level students can cost along with minimal out of class effort until exam season when they cram, because everything can be read and learned before one end exam date.

Btecs are 44+ assignments and each one takes 8 hours and if you don't get the merit or distinction on one of them, your whole unit/end grade gets capped. So a D*D*D* student would've put more consistent effort in that a BCC a level student.

But regardless, they both have ucas points and they're both worth something to universities, so why this post unless you want some validation that A levels are worth it? Why post this in the A level forum and not the Btec forum if you're so sure
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(Original post by The-judge-16)
A levels are far better than btecs, they open up much more pathways to you and look much better on your ucas tariff. Even if people achieved low grades at GCSEs and aren’t too good at exams I still truly believe that many people could achieve AAA at a levels with a lot of hard work.
You are just trolling
BTECs can be superior to A level it just depends on a persons individual situation.
Presumably you do A level? Why shouldn't anyone bother with what you truly believe?
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A level students can cost along with minimal out of class effort until exam season when they cram, because everything can be read and learned before one end exam date.

Btecs are 44+ assignments and each one takes 8 hours and if you don't get the merit or distinction on one of them, your whole unit/end grade gets capped. So a D*D*D* student would've put more consistent effort in that a BCC a level student.

But regardless, they both have ucas points and they're both worth something to universities, so why this post unless you want some validation that A levels are worth it? Why post this in the A level forum and not the Btec forum if you're so sure
Maybe for AS but for A2? Come on, dont tell me you think you can do three A levels like Maths, Bio and Econ 'coast along' and learn it all in a few weeks up to the exam?
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Maybe for AS but for A2? Come on, dont tell me you think you can do three A levels like Maths, Bio and Econ 'coast along' and learn it all in a few weeks up to the exam?
Exactly you cannot “coast along” in a levels, if everyone did that then a levels would be demolished 😂
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(Original post by The-judge-16)
A levels are far better than btecs, they open up much more pathways to you and look much better on your ucas tariff. Even if people achieved low grades at GCSEs and aren’t too good at exams I still truly believe that many people could achieve AAA at a levels with a lot of hard work.
I took a level 3 extended diploma in animal management with which I achieved D*DD and am now looking to attend university to become a veterinary nurse .
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I took a level 3 extended diploma in animal management with which I achieved D*DD and am now looking to attend university to become a veterinary nurse .
But what if you wanted to be a vet, would that be as possible for people with D*DD as A*AA at A level?
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I started a-levels in maths, electronics and engineering but had to stop them so instead I chose to do a BTEC in IT.

I knew all of the stuff for the alevels but as soon as it came to do practice exams & mocks, I freaked out and then couldnt do the exam. The way that BTECs are structed work better for me.

The coursework isn't easy, if you miss one tiny point you could fail the whole assignment... I'm pretty sure in an exam if you miss 1 tiny point you'll still come out with a grade...
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A lot of my friends did BTEC's, I did A-Level.
The majority of them did an apprenticeship 4-5 years ago and have been fully employed since.

Meanwhile, I'm finishing my final year at University and have been unable to find a decent job in-between.
That says enough for me.
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A level students can cost along with minimal out of class effort until exam season when they cram, because everything can be read and learned before one end exam date.

Btecs are 44+ assignments and each one takes 8 hours and if you don't get the merit or distinction on one of them, your whole unit/end grade gets capped. So a D*D*D* student would've put more consistent effort in that a BCC a level student.

But regardless, they both have ucas points and they're both worth something to universities, so why this post unless you want some validation that A levels are worth it? Why post this in the A level forum and not the Btec forum if you're so sure
So why are BTECs not regarded at all by competitive unis/ courses? For example for engineering if you do BTECs you also need an A in a level maths. I rest my case.
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BTEC if you fail 1 assignment the teacher can help you for the next 43 as you say.
If you fail 1 assignment, you fail the course...
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So why are BTECs not regarded at all by competitive unis/ courses? For example for engineering if you do BTECs you also need an A in a level maths. I rest my case.
You state they are not considered at all, but you also say they are considered along with A level Maths, which one is it?
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I know that this won't really matter for most, but BTECs aren't recognised for international admission in most cases.
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depends on what course you wanna do or what uni you want to go to. You can do btec and go Inyo medicine or go to oxbridge, imperial and other top unis like lse.
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depends on what course you wanna do or what uni you want to go to. You can do btec and go Inyo medicine or go to oxbridge, imperial and other top unis like lse.
The vast majority of universities won’t accept btec for medicine
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