For those who may not have known Level 3 Btec Qualifications come in different sizes , the smallest being the National Certificate equivalent to 0.5 (half) of an A level to the largest being the extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A levels. Why stress your self over the two years And Pick 3 A levels when you can pick 3 Btecs ( by combining 3 National Extended certificates each equivalent to one A level ) especially when you are not doing any STEM subjects. At the end of the day D*D*D* ( A*A*A*) at Btec is way more better than 3Cs at A levels which is around the national average. Students should release this stigma on Btecs because at the end of the day someone like me who is doing 3 btecs in Law , Business and IT working at D*s will be sat in the same university , doing the exact same course as someone who did 3 A levels and got Ds And Cs. And this same student will beat himself / herself and ask himself / herself why he or she never done btecs and stressed for 2 whole years for nothing. And for those who say that A levels will get you into good unis need to understand that it is the degree in which is important and how you capitalise on it , you shouldn't go to satisfy this ‘british tradition’ of heading to oxford and Cambridge unless you want to s*ck off the royal family in the houses of lords. You actually learn skills in Btecs ( excluding STEM A levels). How could you possibly take English Literature At A level and expect for someone to hire you because you know all too damn well about Hamlet seeking revenge for his fathers killing ; you could be taking A Btec in law or criminology to apply your learning in real life scenarios and make bank. People need to think ‘Smarter’ and Not harder. The government makes you do A levels so it satisfies their own economy to employ more teachers into the system so that when you start a family you are already in debt plus bills over bills. Why would somebody with a first class in politics opt out to teach the subject at A level ? Surley the person wanted to be a politician but forgot that students that did econ / maths at A level are the real politicians. So warning to all humanities A level students . Btec is the future. Just do 3 Btecs personally i believe one btec is if you know what you certainly want to do and or your just very lazy and unserious but 3 btecs are just better. You get the best of both worlds theory and practical. The cons are that you will have 3 exams in January but the revision in November till january will be worth your wait and i don't mean constantly revising till the end of the academic term for your sixth form / college to kick you out because you didn't meet the entry requirements. Btecs are the future. Peace out.