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BTEC in russell groups

Did anyone manage to get into Russell group Unis with a BTEC alongside A levels .
If so please give me some tips as I honestly those ( and me ) who are in that position are in such a disadvantage .
my main goal is to study Accounting and Finance at KCL or QMUL
I do A level Maths , Economics and BTEC IT
Reply 1
I applied to do Music at York, Manchester, Leeds (Russel Groups) and Huddersfield and Liverpool Hope.
Currently I am doing BTEC Music, A-Level Lit and A-level psych. It still works the same way as having the A-level grade. For the unis I applied to they wanted A-Level music not BTEC but they said that they accepted the triple BTEC. I think that as long as your grades are on track to get a Distinction, then you should be fine. BTECs can seem like they are looked down upon by unis but at the end of the day, they can't dictate what A-level/BTEC you chose to do. Also make sure that your A-level grades are on track predicted grade wise as that will also boost your chances I guess.

Hope that helps :smile:
Reply 2
did you get accepted??
Reply 3
Original post by Djoptic01
did you get accepted??

Yes I did. I got offers from all of the universities I applied to except Leeds as I am still waiting on their response
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 4
Original post by Indirama
Yes I did. I got offers from all of the universities I applied to except Leeds as I am still waiting on their response


oh , congrats
Reply 5
Original post by Djoptic01
Did anyone manage to get into Russell group Unis with a BTEC alongside A levels .
If so please give me some tips as I honestly those ( and me ) who are in that position are in such a disadvantage .
my main goal is to study Accounting and Finance at KCL or QMUL
I do A level Maths , Economics and BTEC IT

Yes i applied to york and got an offer
Original post by Djoptic01
Did anyone manage to get into Russell group Unis with a BTEC alongside A levels .
If so please give me some tips as I honestly those ( and me ) who are in that position are in such a disadvantage .
my main goal is to study Accounting and Finance at KCL or QMUL
I do A level Maths , Economics and BTEC IT

Yes, I applied to a Russel group and received an offer with a BTEC and no A levels. It is possible and certainly achievable! Lots of entry requirements for courses state they accept BTECs these days.
Reply 7
Original post by Djoptic01
Did anyone manage to get into Russell group Unis with a BTEC alongside A levels .
If so please give me some tips as I honestly those ( and me ) who are in that position are in such a disadvantage .
my main goal is to study Accounting and Finance at KCL or QMUL
I do A level Maths , Economics and BTEC IT

Have a look at the entry requirements for the course. Here is computer science at Manchester University
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2024/00560/bsc-computer-science/entry-requirements/#alternative-entry-requirements
Reply 8
Original post by VXK
Yes i applied to york and got an offer


What were your stats ? GCSE / A level ?
Reply 9
Original post by Djoptic01
What were your stats ? GCSE / A level ?

I’m predicted Distinction star distinction and a D in sociology. My GCSEs were a mix of 6 and 5s and I got a 7 in maths. I applied to their accounting and finance course so BTECs can still get you into the course you want

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