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How to get a Distinction star in BTEC National Diploma?

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    Hi all,

    Finishing college in a couple of weeks and doing a BTEC National Diploma Public Service course.
    Getting distinction for all units, does that mean i can get a Distinction Star?:confused: :confused:

    If not how do you get a distinction star?:eek3:

    cheers:woo:
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    (Original post by jd1608)
    Hi all,

    Finishing college in a couple of weeks and doing a BTEC National Diploma Public Service course.
    Getting distinction for all units, does that mean i can get a Distinction Star?:confused: :confused:

    If not how do you get a distinction star?:eek3:

    cheers:woo:
    As far as I'm aware, distinction star doesn't exist, UCAS Tariff table also only shows has entries as high as DDD.
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    yh DDD is equivilant to AAA at A Level is this your finaly year of your BTEC when's your final day of college i got a couple weeks left to
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    (Original post by Marcollo)
    yh DDD is equivilant to AAA at A Level is this your finaly year of your BTEC when's your final day of college i got a couple weeks left to
    no DDD is class as AAB according to tariff. some unis will take it for AAA offers because you cant get any higher than DDD for btec.
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    I did a BTEC and got DDM which is like AAC. The highest is DDD as the maximum UCAS points for a BTEC is 360.
    What does a Public Service BTEC entail? Just curious because mine was in construction engineering
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    (Original post by ExitSoul)
    I did a BTEC and got DDM which is like AAC. The highest is DDD as the maximum UCAS points for a BTEC is 360.
    What does a Public Service BTEC entail? Just curious because mine was in construction engineering
    or you could also say that DDM is the same as ABB, prob best to just look at uni btec requirements to see if yours fit rather than comparing them with a levels.
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    iam doing a btec in Media Production and predicted to get a DDM this year
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    (Original post by anon2010)
    or you could also say that DDM is the same as ABB, prob best to just look at uni btec requirements to see if yours fit rather than comparing them with a levels.
    To be honest after a BTEC you are not going to get into a top 10 unless you do something like Engineering or Medical science, with a public services BTEC you'll be looking at anywhere lower than Loughborough even with DDD. So it all depends on the subject
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    DDD = AAA
    MMM = CCC
    PPP = EEE

    You can't get Distinction* with BTEC National Diplomas.
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    (Original post by iPhone)
    DDD = AAA
    MMM = CCC
    PPP = EEE

    You can't get Distinction* with BTEC National Diplomas.
    The BTEC National Diplomas from Stepember 2010 there will be a D*
    BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Public Service
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...rvices_L3.pdf( look at p. 67)
    Applied Science

    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...ed_Science.pdf (go to page 69.)
    Engineering

    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...neering_L3.pdf (P 15)
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    (Original post by iPhone)
    DDD = AAA
    MMM = CCC
    PPP = EEE

    You can't get Distinction* with BTEC National Diplomas.
    DDD = AAB/AAC = 360points
    MMM = BCD/ADD = 240points
    PPP = EED = 140points

    according to ucas tariff.
    (Original post by ExitSoul)
    To be honest after a BTEC you are not going to get into a top 10 unless you do something like Engineering or Medical science, with a public services BTEC you'll be looking at anywhere lower than Loughborough even with DDD. So it all depends on the subject
    it is not always about going to a top 10 uni. even so it is not only the top 10 unis that ask for AAA/AAB. places like newcastle for example will take BTEC nationals yet they still ask for AAA for some courses. this is why i suggest take people look at requirements.
    you can still get into good unis with a BTEC.
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    As far as i know, you can only get a distinction * in level 2 BTECs
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    Distinction*'s are in First Diploma - I got that for First diploma in Animal Care... To get a Distinction* in First Dip you need to get everything at distinction.

    Im predicted to get DDD in ND Animal Managment! xD
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    (Original post by jd1608)
    Hi all,

    Finishing college in a couple of weeks and doing a BTEC National Diploma Public Service course.
    Getting distinction for all units, does that mean i can get a Distinction Star?:confused: :confused:

    If not how do you get a distinction star?:eek3:

    cheers:woo:
    Distinction star doesn't exist in this qualification unlike the First Diploma. For The National Diploma you can ONLY achieve up to DDD grade.
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    (Original post by ExitSoul)
    To be honest after a BTEC you are not going to get into a top 10 unless you do something like Engineering or Medical science, with a public services BTEC you'll be looking at anywhere lower than Loughborough even with DDD. So it all depends on the subject
    Bit late but just been browsing this thread.. I was told Distinction star was coming this September to match A* by my tutors (I've just finished by course, got DDD)

    Also, going to a top 10 uni.
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    (Original post by Zorgiie)
    Bit late but just been browsing this thread.. I was told Distinction star was coming this September to match A* by my tutors (I've just finished by course, got DDD)

    Also, going to a top 10 uni.
    Haha, im a late browser too

    Im doing a BTEC in media in sept.

    Congrats on the uni btw , which one are you going to ?
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    (Original post by ConfusedRazzledandy)
    Haha, im a late browser too

    Im doing a BTEC in media in sept.

    Congrats on the uni btw , which one are you going to ?
    University of York
    Aah awesome, its a fantastic course!
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    Maybe this has changed since I did my diploma (2002 - 2004), but a BTEC National Diploma DDD profile is worth 360 points, which unless something dramatic has changed is the equivalent of 3 A's at A level (AAA = 360).

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...tsheet/btecnda
    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...factsheet/gcea
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    (Original post by celestialteapot)
    Maybe this has changed since I did my diploma (2002 - 2004), but a BTEC National Diploma DDD profile is worth 360 points, which unless something dramatic has changed is the equivalent of 3 A's at A level (AAA = 360).

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...tsheet/btecnda
    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...factsheet/gcea
    It is changing as of September 2010
    http://www.accreditedqualifications....15916.seo.aspx
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/nationa...px?notice=2020
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/nationa...s/default.aspx
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...rming_Arts.pdf note all the new btec subjects have D* now.
    http://www.ucas.com/students/ucas_ta...les/#btecaward
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    No it's still the same according to that

    Edexcel is currently working with UCAS to map the new BTEC Level 3 National QCF qualifications to the UCAS Tariff. UCAS has stated that it "views them to be updated versions of the existing NQF versions of the (Level 3) BTEC Nationals" and this implies that the Tariff points are unlikely to change.
    So a DDD is still 360 points, which is the same as 3 A Levels at A (1 A is 120 points).

    Edexcel has proposed that the D* has an equivalence with the GCE A* grade.
    So if that works out D*D*D* profile will be the same as A*A*A*

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