Basically, I have a poor academic history. Only a GCSE grade C in English, R.E and two pass GCSE's in ICT. The rest of D,E,F etc. I also only have a PPP at BTEC Level 3 music, so I decided to go on to another course, in business. I needed 5 GCSE's grade A-C including Maths and English, I lied on entry, and. show more Basically, I have a poor academic history. Only a GCSE grade C in English, R.E and two pass GCSE's in ICT. The rest of D,E,F etc. I also only have a PPP at BTEC Level 3 music, so I decided to go on to another course, in business. I needed 5 GCSE's grade A-C including Maths and English, I lied on entry, and even got fake GCSE certificated produced, these were by a top end graphic designer and cost a bomb, they even have the hologram so you would not tell, as that was the only way I could get in to college, I even payed for the course at 4k, so I am clearly serious and have changed. My teachers checked my fake certificates and looked at them thoroughly, and photocopies them to store.
Best Answer: To go to university you need 3 A levels or BTEC level 3. However the top universities ask for A levels.
Only degrees from the top universities offer the chance at a better job. The ones from lower universities are not difficult enough to make any difference to job prospects.
The top universities are the ones that ask for AAB and above for A level results and the lower ones ask for less than BBB. So you really do have to consider very carefully if it is worth spending your time and money on a university degree that won't make any difference to your career or level of employment. Most schools don't appear to tell their students that easy degrees from low universities do not make any difference to employment prospects because they are only interested in their league tables so they try to tell everyone to go to university whether it is helpful to their students or not.
In the US it appears to be common knowledge that you need to go to a good university, but in the UK there seems to be a belief that all university degrees offer equal opportunities when in actual fact they don't. Some low level universities offer degrees that when you have passed the degree you are at the same educational level needed to START a degree at a better university. Some people would consider these low level degrees as complete waste of time and money.
Everyone has a degree these days so having one does not make you special or stand out from other job candidates, unless it is from a top university.
With all this in mind it is only worth going to university if you want to study a subject for your own interest.
Liz · 2 years ago