Hi I’m Martin, I studied BTEC in Business Studies and IT. Getting the passing grade was quite easy but getting to distinction level is where the challenges started to come in.
It’s all about using your teachers
My teachers guided me, saying we’re going to make sure you’re only going to hit the merit criteria, or the distinction criteria. So, write your coursework, then show your teacher and keep showing them each time you make changes, and through those gradual changes you will get there.
Believe in yourself
I knew I would get a good grade, but couldn’t believe I got a distinction star in every module! When I started hitting distinctions on my assignments, that’s when I realised that actually, I would like to go into higher education.
I wanted another challenge
BTECs were quite difficult for me because I’ve got autism, so managing my own mental health along with studies was quite challenging but this is why I chose to study economics. Economics seemed in-depth and interesting.