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Quarter of students entering higher education has a Btec qualification, Ucas figures show

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Most of my BTEC applied science group went off to university 18 months ago. Sadly, some of them have returned home again, including a couple of motivated ones. Some of them seem to be doing well.
    BTEC was a good course for people who wanted to learn but weren't able to deal with exams.
     
  3. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    The idea of BTEC is a good one and the courses should be good.

    Sadly, many schools have, in the past, used BTEC as a way of enhancing their score in the league tables with somewhat questionable practises to get the pupils to pass........therefore devaluing what should be a good qualification.
     
  4. pixiewixiepixie

    pixiewixiepixie Occasional commenter

    I always wondered why we effectively devalued and destroyed the value of a University education. Why do we still allow students with poor reading, writing and number skills and a bag full of pseudo courses like BTECs to go off to Universities? Far from being fair, it devalues the whole system and turns everyone into a failure. We did the same with apprenticeships. Now, you need to be an 'apprentice' to be a receptionist or work in McDonalds,
     

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