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    Unsure which BTEC to do.

    Next term i'm hoping to do a BTEC in either IT or Interactive Media.
    BTEC IT hopefully will lead to a degree in computer science
    BTEC Interactive media will hopefilly lead to degree in games techology.

    Just wondering which would you do? Or what has the better aspects?

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    is this a serious one t0mm? if so i would do IT

    Original Poster

    It is indeed.

    Go with IT, a media course is not that bebeficial in the long run (and there rather annoying)

    Ive almost completed my it btec. Only have 4 hours left of the 2nd 10 hour exam to do then thats that over and done with. I seemed to do well the first year but this year has been a struggle as I used all of my motivation on the first. Plus I hate all the programming that we had to do. Thats part of the reason im not going to Uni. Didnt realise most of the uni course was programming.

    If you want to do lots of Programming go the IT route.
    If you want to a lot more programming and lots of difficult maths, do the one that leads to Games Technology.

    You do maths and programming in both, but Games tech is a lot harder i have heard.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys

    Means alot.

    I'm swaying to the IT route.

    what are your plans after Btec? uni?

    Original Poster

    Yep..

    t0mm;2144724

    Yep..


    to be honest either one would be fine, unless your wanting to get into one of the top UK unis, then id suggest something else.

    Original Poster

    Well i'm hoping on NTU.

    t0mm;2144736

    Well i'm hoping on NTU.


    you shall be fine then lol.

    Original Poster

    Merci.

    I looked on the NTU site and I need MMM

    flip a coin. heads media, tails it

    Original Poster

    Ace Hayward;2144822

    flip a coin. heads media, tails it



    Wow, all made simpler. I'm so gonna go get my wallet. Best out of 5?

    best out of 3. you know that!

    Original Poster

    Flip 1: Heads
    Flip 2: Tails
    Flip 3: Tails

    have you saw what NT want for computer science, some unis ask for Maths A level

    im currently doing the btec nat dip for ict practitioners, it has 3 levels, 5 hours a week, 10 hours or 15

    each cover diff aspects

    the 15 hours includes web programming, c# vb & other programming, system design & computer maintenance, e-commerce systems
    the 10 hour does all above cept web programming
    the 5 hour only covers everything not programming related

    Original Poster

    black gerbil1;2144865

    have you saw what NT want for computer science, some unis ask for Maths A … have you saw what NT want for computer science, some unis ask for Maths A level



    MMM And one has to be maths or english i think.

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    faevilangel;2144872

    im currently doing the btec nat dip for ict practitioners, it has 3 … im currently doing the btec nat dip for ict practitioners, it has 3 levels, 5 hours a week, 10 hours or 15each cover diff aspectsthe 15 hours includes web programming, c# vb & other programming, system design & computer maintenance, e-commerce systemsthe 10 hour does all above cept web programmingthe 5 hour only covers everything not programming related



    That's what i'd be doing.

    BTEC National Diploma in IT Practitioners Level 3. Full time so i guess everything.

    most people who do same course as me, are doing maths at same time :thumbsup:

    good course, works out 3 a levels, gets ya into uni easy

    Original Poster

    Providing I get MMM :giggle:

    t0mm;2144926

    Providing I get MMM :giggle:



    u mean merit ? or i missing something?

    with the btec, you dont do exams btw, its all coursework, u can get 3 levels passes, merits & distinctions,

    pass = noob
    merit = good
    distinction = show off :whistling:

    Original Poster

    faevilangel;2144950

    u mean merit ? or i missing something?with the btec, you dont do exams … u mean merit ? or i missing something?with the btec, you dont do exams btw, its all coursework, u can get 3 levels passes, merits & distinctions, pass = noobmerit = gooddistinction = show off :whistling:



    MMM is Merit Merit Merit
    DDD is Distinction Distinction Distinction
    DMM is Distinction Merit Merit

    and so on..

    im a show off :oops: i have a distinction for all but 2 coursework for first year :-D

    ah ok ;-) im just slow :oops:

    you will thoroughly enjoy the course :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    So you would highly recommend BTEC IT?

    oh yes, its not just doing one thing, its a mixture to keep anyone interested

    for example

    i have built an online myspace style web page

    built a version of minesweeper

    built 3 servers & set them up with apache & done basic upgrades

    thats just in first year

    Original Poster

    faevilangel;2144976

    oh yes, its not just doing one thing, its a mixture to keep anyone … oh yes, its not just doing one thing, its a mixture to keep anyone interestedfor examplei have built an online myspace style web pagebuilt a version of minesweeper built 3 servers & set them up with apache & done basic upgradesthats just in first year



    Oh I know how to build servers so i'm pretty much covered there.

    me 2, i knew most of it, just needed the qulaification to get a job ;-)

    Original Poster

    Thanks, repped you

    Also - On my interview form for The IT it says I'll have an assessment at the interview, do you have any clue what this is?

    you go thru a basic pc test, do a english test etc easy peasy lemon squeasy

    Original Poster

    faevilangel;2145063

    you go thru a basic pc test, do a english test etc easy peasy lemon … you go thru a basic pc test, do a english test etc easy peasy lemon squeasy



    as in 'mouse goes where' etc?

    yeah, you do a pc based english test also, pretty simple

    Original Poster

    Okay.

    Do you know what it's called?
    because we did a pc based test in english last year and i passed.

    no idea, i dont pay that much attention

    Original Poster

    Okay

    Well I know it was Adult Literacy Level 2

    I passsed it.

    you should pass their test easy :thumbsup:

    IT is limited to computer obv Media and New media has so many more possiblities!

    I would go for the "Game Technology" as its a new subject and very interesting, as at my Uni I seen them building games and looks smart and the Uni won a competition which included all the Uni's in England in building a game and think its going to be used on X-Box (its one of those arcade games). IT is a good subject but more graduates and less jobs!!
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