BTEC: The next steps to University

Student stories

Emma Love - BSc Children's Nursing

I am not a person who copes well under pressure, exams are not my thing and the stress is too overwhelming.

I chose to do a BTEC level 3 in Health and Social Care because it covers all the topics that I enjoy and it’s completely coursework based. I knew when each assignment was due, what was expected of me and I had the time to work through it at my own pace.

BTEC’s are not for everyone because of the constant coursework, but for me, the stress of revising for an exam and then it all depending on that one day is not for me.

Another perk of the BTEC was that when all my assignments were complete and I had all of my grades backknew what my overall grade was going to be in advance.

This meant I knew I got into The University of Northampton before all of my friends who did A levels as they all had to wait for results day.

My BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care was a direct link into nursing and I am so glad I chose to do this, I have no regrets!”

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