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 Post subject: A Level or BTEC?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:22 am 
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My arty dd1 has applied to two 6th forms, one offers textiles/design as an A level and the other as a BTEC.
I've checked the university/college courses that she has said she would like to go on to and both qualifications are accepted for entry but would one of them be looked on more favourably than the other?
Also, if she changes her mind and decides not to go on to further education would the BTEC be the better one to have as it is a vocational qualification?


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 Post subject: Re: A Level or BTEC?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:05 am 
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I would say the A level will be taken more seriously than the BTEC. DG


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 Post subject: Re: A Level or BTEC?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:18 am 
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For the first question - just email some admission tutors. They're generally really helpful :)

For the second - I imagine that saying "I have 3 A levels" does just sound better as a first impression, unless whoever she was telling had a good understanding of what a BTEC at that level involved.


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 Post subject: Re: A Level or BTEC?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:38 am 
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Thank you for your replies.

From what I can work out there doesn't seem to be much difference in what is covered in the two qualifications but perhaps the perception that the A level is more difficult to obtain would make it more desirable.

I will contact some admission tutors to get their views - thanks for the suggestion.


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