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    Okay guys basically, I'm doing IT at college and last year we did 18 modules and this year we did 11, with 2 of them being extra so that apparently, we can boost our grades up. I was struggling at some point during the second year so I've missed a few lessons and was told that if it's too hard for me, I can drop 3 modules. So I did, and was also told that if I pass all of them, I'll get the grade that I need for uni however, recently, we have been told that things may change, that only 18 of all of them modules combined are going to be counted. Is this true? I really need your help. Thanks!
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    (Original post by alyssaordillano)
    Okay guys basically, I'm doing IT at college and last year we did 18 modules and this year we did 11, with 2 of them being extra so that apparently, we can boost our grades up. I was struggling at some point during the second year so I've missed a few lessons and was told that if it's too hard for me, I can drop 3 modules. So I did, and was also told that if I pass all of them, I'll get the grade that I need for uni however, recently, we have been told that things may change, that only 18 of all of them modules combined are going to be counted. Is this true? I really need your help. Thanks!
    Only 18 full (10 credit) units are counted for a BTEC level 3 extended diploma so it's completely pointless doing extra ones.

    This is how you work out the points: At level 3 a pass is 7, merit is 8 and distinction is 9. If you do any level 2 units (one of our core units was level 2) then a pass is 5, merit is 6 and distinction is 7. You might have one or two half units that will only be worth 5 credits but most if not all of your units will be worth 10 credits.

    No. of credits * points depending on grade and level.

    If you get a distinction in a full 10 credit level 3 unit then it's worth 90 points, if you get a merit it's worth 80 and if you get a pass it's worth 70.

    If you get a pass in a level 2 half unit (5 credits) then you get 25 points (5*5).

    You add all of those up and 1250=PPP, 1300=MPP, 1340=MMP, 1380=MMM, 1420=DMM, 1460=DDM, 1500=DDD, 1530=D*DD, 1560=D*D*D, 1590=D*D*D*

    Ps are equivalent to Es at A-level, Ms are equivalent to Cs, Ds are equivalent to As, D*s are equivalent to A*s.

    In terms of UCAS points a P is worth 40 points, an M is worth 80 points and a D is worth 120 points. So DMM for instance is worth 280 UCAS points.
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    Thanks a lot for your reply! I really appreciate your help. I just think that I've wasted my time doing extra modules only to find out when it was too late that they won't even be counted! thanks again

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