I know a-levels are generally preferred by top unis, but I was wondering if a Level 3 btec and A levels in English lit & Art could get me into a uni should I change my career choice? I've applied to a performing arts school you see, and the btec is in music, but I wanted to have something to fall back on. So yeah, can you get into a good university with a Btec and 2 A levels?
my boyfriend did. he's at northampton doing business computing systems bsc...
so there are some unis around which would accept you with that - not sure about performing arts schools though
Don't get your hopes up on a real top uni, I'd say with your qualifications you're looking at mid-range. However, in subjects such as preforming arts and music there is more leyway than some other subjects such as science and mathematics, so contact them and ask.
Of course you can, if you get like all merits/distinctions in all your BTEC modules coupled with at least C or above in your A-Levels you will be able to get into a good university.
A friend mine got into Durham university by doing a BTEC and A-Level English
Bear in mind that barely any 'good' universities accept Art as it is 100% practical.
yes you can. my mate got anoffer from bristol with just the btec. cant remember what for tho.
its not massively likely tho unless it was good grades all round.
yes thats like 5 A-levels instead of 3..
It depends on the subject you're applying for, I think.
Like, I think it'd be very hard to get into Durham for English Literature with those, but with other subjects it's different.
Yes you can.
I've applied for Law with a BTEC ND in IT and 2 A-Levels in English Lit & Lang + Law with predicted grades of 'DDD' and 'AA'.
I applied for Cambridge and got an interview (although I was subsequently rejected).
But I got an offer from Kings College London for 'DDD' + one A-Level grade 'A' (ranked number 4 in the country for Law according to both the Times and Guardian league tables).
You can forget about Oxbridge, but maybe some other uni's.
It's best not to pay attention to any advice on such things from members of TSR, they're only students too remember.