BTEC: The next steps to University

Student stories

“When I first left school, I thought to go to university; I had to do A levels.

I started my AS levels straight from school and began struggling with the assessment methods immediately. I struggled with the exams, and found it difficult to remember the information when it wasn’t applied to anything ‘real’.

After the year I was exhausted, and so decided to look for another option, that was when I found out that I could do a BTEC and still get to university. I began a Children’s Play, Learning and Development course, and really enjoyed the placements and being able to apply what I was learning to a real life situation.”

I feel like doing the BTEC has prepared me far more for the Learning Disability Nursing course I am on now, than A levels ever could have done.”

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