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has anyone done btec level 3 applied science and then gone on to do radiography at uni
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has anyone done btec level 3 applied science and then gone on to do radiography at uni
Yes, you can I have seen people who did btec and went to radiography.I myself am doing btec applied science and have applied to study diagnostic radiography. I already hold 2 offers, waiting for 2 decisions and still have one interview to give
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Yes, you can I have seen people who did btec and went to radiography.I myself am doing btec applied science and have applied to study diagnostic radiography. I already hold 2 offers, waiting for 2 decisions and still have one interview to give
thanks for the reply. I want to ask how the course has been for you and if you regret not doing a levels instead
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thanks for the reply. I want to ask how the course has been for you and if you regret not doing a levels instead
To be more specific I would say I have and not at the same time.
I have regretted it because for btec it needs too much time on assignments, deadlines to make sure you get a distinction or merit in each assignment as even if one assignment in a unit is a pass then the overall grade of that unit is a pass. Sometimes it gets so confusing on what to write in the assignment and what not you have to make sure it's in your own words and keep the plagiarism percentage less than 30% cite and reference properly each resource you use. Not so many online resources and past papers assignments examples available literally it's very hard to find one while on the other hand for a-levels you have one exam only at the end of the year and there a ton of resources available online. Also, not all unis accept btec and some may accept it but have some specific unit requirements or want a specific grade in specific units and some do accept but with a science a level. Like my friend, she is applying for biomedical science she wanted to go to kings college or queen mary but they straightforwardly rejected her as they require a science a level with btec.
But the advantages of doing a btec are that you get used to assignments, time management how to reference how to do your research etc. Basically, in uni, most of your work will require these skills so you are prepared for it a thing which a level students will struggle with. Another advantage is that a level students have to cram up everything for one exam if they got the grade ok if not they have to resist like another year. But in btech basically while doing assignments you don't have to cram up anything you do your research, read articles watch videos basically you understand the content to be able to write and explain it in your own words, you can do a resub if you are near the criteria and also ask for help from a teacher, classmate, a friend when doing the assignment for the part you don't understand like what are you supposed to do (but remember you cant plagarise like write word to word ). Also, you have 2 exams in both years. Year one exams i found are fairly good if yous study year 2 are a little hard but if you study hard you can manage it. You also have the opportunity to resit at the end of the year .e.g in year one exams take place in January you get your grade in march and can resit in May/June again which can boost up your grades for your results in august .same goes with year two. So basically you get the chance to improve your grade throughout the year something you don't get in a level.

In a conclusion, it depends on the person itself what type of learning they want and what suits them. Some people combine applied science btec with a level it can be anything like bio, chem, maths, psychology or sociology. While most of the people who take btec are the people who don't have the grades for a science a level so btec is an alternative route to go into sciences and healthcare which a wide range of universities do accept. So I would say if you have the grades go with a level as they are more recognisable.If you don't have the grade you can take a btec and an a-level alongside which do meet the grade and like it You can also take btec applied science alone as well as if you have a good grade in it you can get into a wide range of professions.
I personally really like the course and enjoy doing it they were some moments when I was like why did I choose btec but there are also many more times i don't regret it .( i would tell you the best at the end of the year before the results as I would know my grade for most of my units I can roughly estimate what my grade will be this is really useful when choosing my firm and insurance choice ).



Also, very important information all the things I told you above is what happens in normal times but since last year due to covid exams were cancelled, some assignments we also cancelled and they gave us predicted grade which is a total mess up . I don't even know what gonna happen or how are they gonna calculate our exam units this year so I am not giving any comment on that.

If you have any other question feel free to ask .Hope this helps
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To be more specific I would say I have and not at the same time.
I have regretted it because for btec it needs too much time on assignments, deadlines to make sure you get a distinction or merit in each assignment as even if one assignment in a unit is a pass then the overall grade of that unit is a pass. Sometimes it gets so confusing on what to write in the assignment and what not you have to make sure it's in your own words and keep the plagiarism percentage less than 30% cite and reference properly each resource you use. Not so many online resources and past papers assignments examples available literally it's very hard to find one while on the other hand for a-levels you have one exam only at the end of the year and there a ton of resources available online. Also, not all unis accept btec and some may accept it but have some specific unit requirements or want a specific grade in specific units and some do accept but with a science a level. Like my friend, she is applying for biomedical science she wanted to go to kings college or queen mary but they straightforwardly rejected her as they require a science a level with btec.
But the advantages of doing a btec are that you get used to assignments, time management how to reference how to do your research etc. Basically, in uni, most of your work will require these skills so you are prepared for it a thing which a level students will struggle with. Another advantage is that a level students have to cram up everything for one exam if they got the grade ok if not they have to resist like another year. But in btech basically while doing assignments you don't have to cram up anything you do your research, read articles watch videos basically you understand the content to be able to write and explain it in your own words, you can do a resub if you are near the criteria and also ask for help from a teacher, classmate, a friend when doing the assignment for the part you don't understand like what are you supposed to do (but remember you cant plagarise like write word to word ). Also, you have 2 exams in both years. Year one exams i found are fairly good if yous study year 2 are a little hard but if you study hard you can manage it. You also have the opportunity to resit at the end of the year .e.g in year one exams take place in January you get your grade in march and can resit in May/June again which can boost up your grades for your results in august .same goes with year two. So basically you get the chance to improve your grade throughout the year something you don't get in a level.

In a conclusion, it depends on the person itself what type of learning they want and what suits them. Some people combine applied science btec with a level it can be anything like bio, chem, maths, psychology or sociology. While most of the people who take btec are the people who don't have the grades for a science a level so btec is an alternative route to go into sciences and healthcare which a wide range of universities do accept. So I would say if you have the grades go with a level as they are more recognisable.If you don't have the grade you can take a btec and an a-level alongside which do meet the grade and like it You can also take btec applied science alone as well as if you have a good grade in it you can get into a wide range of professions.
I personally really like the course and enjoy doing it they were some moments when I was like why did I choose btec but there are also many more times i don't regret it .( i would tell you the best at the end of the year before the results as I would know my grade for most of my units I can roughly estimate what my grade will be this is really useful when choosing my firm and insurance choice ).



Also, very important information all the things I told you above is what happens in normal times but since last year due to covid exams were cancelled, some assignments we also cancelled and they gave us predicted grade which is a total mess up . I don't even know what gonna happen or how are they gonna calculate our exam units this year so I am not giving any comment on that.

If you have any other question feel free to ask .Hope this helps
wow. thanks for giving me an insight to how the course is. if u don't mind me asking what grade do u think u will get and what unj did u apply to
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wow. thanks for giving me an insight to how the course is. if u don't mind me asking what grade do u think u will get and what unj did u apply to
😂I got a merit in year one for year 2 like now I still don't know as my assignments are in progress bit might have an prediction by the end of May as my teacher said she has to send all the grades in June so she should have mark all my work till then for now I am like have done half assignments for most units so can't tell until all assignments are marked .And they also haven't told is what's gonna happen with the exam units like how are they gonna give the grade of them .

I have applied to
De monfort uni (received an offer conditional if I get DDD)
London South bank (received an offer same as above )
city university of London (waiting to hear back about the decision of the interview )I had my interview last week
st georges university London (waiting to hear back as well had my interview today ).
Hertfordshire uni (have an interview next week )

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😂I got a merit in year one for year 2 like now I still don't know as my assignments are in progress bit might have an prediction by the end of May as my teacher said she has to send all the grades in June so she should have mark all my work till then for now I am like have done half assignments for most units so can't tell until all assignments are marked .And they also haven't told is what's gonna happen with the exam units like how are they gonna give the grade of them .

I have applied to
De monfort uni (received an offer conditional if I get DDD)
London South bank (received an offer same as above )
city university of London (waiting to hear back about the decision of the interview )I had my interview last week
st georges university London (waiting to hear back as well had my interview today ).
Hertfordshire uni (have an interview next week )

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on dmu the entry requirements say u need at least a ddm. how come urs is higher
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on dmu the entry requirements say u need at least a ddm. how come urs is higher
I had to login and check again my mistake its ddm sorry as I don't plan to go there I didn't put much attention to it just had the other in my mind .
So for dmu offer requirement is ddm and for lsb is ddd
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I had to login and check again my mistake its ddm sorry as I don't plan to go there I didn't put much attention to it just had the other in my mind .
So for dmu offer requirement is ddm and for lsb is ddd
what uni do u plan on going. and how are u able to achieve the entry requirement if you got a merit in the first year
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what uni do u plan on going. and how are u able to achieve the entry requirement if you got a merit in the first year
I want to go to hertfordshire and I have calculated the points if I get distinction or merit in each unit I will be able to meet the requirements .If I am not able to then try through clearing.
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I want to go to hertfordshire and I have calculated the points if I get distinction or merit in each unit I will be able to meet the requirements .If I am not able to then try through clearing.
I know I'm asking a lot of questions but its because I'm thinking of starting this course next year. how come u chose btec science and would u recommend jt
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I know I'm asking a lot of questions but its because I'm thinking of starting this course next year. how come u chose btec science and would u recommend jt
I choose btec because I moved in 2018 with my family to UK .I was late like October so the college told me they can't accept me because I am 18 and late they had also told me to do some gcses if I want to go to healthcare in uni as most unis require math and English and at least 5 gcses so I that year then I did my gcses as a private candidate by self studying .I did 6 gcses math ,English language,literature ,double science and urdu .I did pass them but I didn't get enough marks for science a levels so I went to a further education college to do a btec as I wanted to go to healthcare .
My circumstances are different from yours so I would say try to get good gcse grades its best if you can get above 6 and apply for a levels as they are more recognised you have to only worry about one series of exams .You can find many free resources ,videos ,guides etc on library online and if you want to apply to a top uni like kings or ucl its best .So only if you don't get the grades for the a levels and want to do something science related or healthcare in uni then choose btec.
I hope this helps
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I choose btec because I moved in 2018 with my family to UK .I was late like October so the college told me they can't accept me because I am 18 and late they had also told me to do some gcses if I want to go to healthcare in uni as most unis require math and English and at least 5 gcses so I that year then I did my gcses as a private candidate by self studying .I did 6 gcses math ,English language,literature ,double science and urdu .I did pass them but I didn't get enough marks for science a levels so I went to a further education college to do a btec as I wanted to go to healthcare .
My circumstances are different from yours so I would say try to get good gcse grades its best if you can get above 6 and apply for a levels as they are more recognised you have to only worry about one series of exams .You can find many free resources ,videos ,guides etc on library online and if you want to apply to a top uni like kings or ucl its best .So only if you don't get the grades for the a levels and want to do something science related or healthcare in uni then choose btec.
I hope this helps
ur story is very inspirational. the only reason I was asking is because we aren't doing gcses this year instead we're getting predicted grades. so I'm a bit worried if I don't meet the entry requirements for a science A level. was the course relatively hard or was it manageable and could you maintain a good balance between work and general social life
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has anyone done btec level 3 applied science and then gone on to do radiography at uni
i done level 3 applied science
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i done level 3 applied science
did you do the extended diploma
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did you do the extended diploma
yes i did
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yes i did
what are u doing in uni
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i wanted to do radiography but went onto pharmacy
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i wanted to do radiography but went onto pharmacy
how did u find the btec course and was the transition from btec to uni very hard or manageable
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how did u find the btec course and was the transition from btec to uni very hard or manageable
the btec course was very good for me as i always enjoyed science and now Im helping people on this course too which makes me forget how incredible this course was. The transition from btec to uni is manageable even when the workload is heavy but thats because i enjoy it so it doesnt matter
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