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Pass, Merit, Distinction — Equivalent in grades

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    Does anyone know the — rough — equivalence of BTEC National Diploma grades on the A - F scale?

    Someone said Distinction = A; Merit = C, Pass = E — Is that accurate?


    If correct, when you end up with multiple grades for a course — [DMM, MMM, etc.] — does it translate differently?

    I always imagined (hoped):

    DDD = A
    DDM = A-
    DMM = B+
    MMM = B
    MMP = B-
    MPP = C+
    PPP = C

    Ohh, put me out of my misery.
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    Thank you.
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    There's not really a direct conversion from A-level grades to btec grades. The two grading systems are different.

    The way to think of its is to compare the ucas points that an alevel is worth in comparison to the btec grade.
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    Although that's not a great idea either, given that a large number of universities don't consider the same amount of UCAS points worth of BTEC qual to be worth the equivalent number of points of A-levels :/
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    Leeds Uni told me that DDM = ABB, yet the total of points are different. There's a point tariff on the UCAS website.
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    Okay, so I've looked at the UCAS tariff and the points are as follows…

    A level
    A — 120
    B — 100
    C — 80
    D — 60
    E — 40

    BTEC ND
    DDD — 360
    DDM — 320
    DMM — 280
    MMM — 240
    MMP — 200
    MPP — 160
    PPP — 120


    So you can ascertain that DDD is most certainly the same as 3 A's and MMM is the same as 3 C's (or 2 A's if you want to put a spin on it )
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    Okay, when I got my results I came across this thread...
    Does anyone know what a D* Is equivalent too?
    I kind of need to know, as I start 6th form on Monday. O_o
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    Okay to answer the question, only one of the grades is equivalent to A levels and that is Distinction ( throught UCAS points look below )

    BTEC
    D - 120
    M - 80
    P - 40

    A Levels
    A - 120
    B - 100
    C - 80
    D - 60
    E - 40

    So if you add up the 3 you get you will get your told number of points

    the proof - http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_.../tarifftables/



    (Original post by Forte - TS Elite -)
    Okay, when I got my results I came across this thread...
    Does anyone know what a D* Is equivalent too?
    I kind of need to know, as I start 6th form on Monday. O_o
    Depends which one your talking about mate, D* is only been used in the new extend diploma, it will offer the same points as a A* does so 140, basically it would be the same course however if you reach 90% of the course you will get D*
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    hi,
    sussex uni want an entry of bbc,in college terms of pass merit distinction what would bbc be?
    thanks
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    (Original post by yeh)
    hi,
    sussex uni want an entry of bbc,in college terms of pass merit distinction what would bbc be?
    thanks
    Using the UCAS conversion table you can see that BBC adds up to 280, which is theoretically the same as DMM. Personally, I have a feeling that universities in the top 50 or so will be looking for at least DDM, although I could be wrong.
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    (Original post by yeh)
    hi,
    sussex uni want an entry of bbc,in college terms of pass merit distinction what would bbc be?
    thanks
    i do believe it actually tells you ?

    http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studywithus/...eveloffers.php
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    (Original post by Titch89)
    Leeds Uni told me that DDM = ABB, yet the total of points are different. There's a point tariff on the UCAS website.
    they are both 320 points...

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