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I just finished my GCSE's and I can't decide weather I do A-levels or BTEC extended diploma in applied science.
Did any body do applied science can you tell me about the course?
English isn't my first language, I'm afraid if I do BTEC (since it is mostly assignment writing) I will not do too good.
Can you give your thoughts?
I was getting 6/7 in all of my GCSE's so it is like I am stuck with one course.
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A levels are more generally well-regarded, you’ll have a much higher chance of getting into a good uni. However it does totally depend on what your plans are for afterwards. What career were you thinking of? Are you planning on going to uni?
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(Original post by Adnan00)
Hey all
I just finished my GCSE's and I can't decide weather I do A-levels or BTEC extended diploma in applied science.
Did any body do applied science can you tell me about the course?
English isn't my first language, I'm afraid if I do BTEC (since it is mostly assignment writing) I will not do too good.
Can you give your thoughts?
I was getting 6/7 in all of my GCSE's so it is like I am stuck with one course.
Is your college/sixth form able to give you a mix of both? I do A Level History and A Level Politics with BTEC Applied Law.
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A levels are better.

Btec are what the thick kids do
That comment made me laugh way too much 😂😂😂
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(Original post by daveymcloughlin)
A levels are better.

Btec are what the thick kids do
BTECs are not 'what the thick kids do' they're just a different approach to learning. People are different and several intelligent people do BTECs for Science, PE, Law and Business
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Optometry, pharmacy or engineering in general. I don't mind doing a Foundation year.
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A levels are more generally well-regarded, you’ll have a much higher chance of getting into a good uni. However it does totally depend on what your plans are for afterwards. What career were you thinking of? Are you planning on going to uni?
Optometry, pharmacy or engineering in general. I don't mind doing a Foundation year.
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Is your college/sixth form able to give you a mix of both? I do A Level History and A Level Politics with BTEC Applied Law.
No my college doesn't of that, the problem I'm already 18. If I fail my first year of A-level, I'll need to go to a bad college and pay fees.
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Optometry, pharmacy or engineering in general. I don't mind doing a Foundation year.
In that case I would definitely choose A levels, or a combination of A levels and a BTEC. Those GCSE grades are pretty decent (let’s hope you get those grades on results day!) so you’re clearly more than capable. If writing in English isn’t your strong point, maybe stick to science/maths subjects
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