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GNVQ, is it worth any GCSE's watch

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    I got a pass for my ICT GNVQ and would like to know how many GCSEs its equivalent to
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    It's equivalent to 4 GCSE's, but whether universities or employers will look at it or not is another matter.
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    So wen i go to my enrolment day they will see my GNVQ course as 4GCSEs?
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    they probably won't, they would see GNVQ's I think.
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    (Original post by Ally_Ally)
    So wen i go to my enrolment day they will see my GNVQ course as 4GCSEs?
    Yes
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    It's officially worth 4 Cs at GCSE, but most people don't see it as being worth that much.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    It's officially worth 4 Cs at GCSE, but most people don't see it as being worth that much.
    But it is worth some GCSEs right?
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    If you apply to some grammar schools then they might not accept it (well mine doesn't anyway).
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    at intermediate level a pass is officially equivalent to CCCC. Like some above I doubt it's seen as that by employers. I personally feel that it is harder than any normal GCSE due to the huge workload.
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    FOUR GCSE's NO MATTER WHAT! It counts as 4 for the whole "five or more A* to C grade" thingy, and it also counts as 4 for sixth form applications. E.g. if u get a pass, then it would be CCCC which would be 20 points
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    Yes, and this is exactly the reason why some schools have higher pass rates than had they counted only GCSEs.
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    (Original post by Ally_Ally)
    But it is worth some GCSEs right?
    It depends on your school/college whether they'll accept GNVQs or not.
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    I for one think that GNVQs are under rated!
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    (Original post by Vazzyb)
    I for one think that GNVQs are under rated!
    Totally agree. the amount of portfolios to be done, workloads of it, i mos def dont wanna go through that again...
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    I have just done 2 GNVQ's, both intermediate. Science and ICT, I had a lot to do! It was such a pain, but it was worth it in the end as I now have 9c's to show for college .
    I didn't do too well in my GCSE's but I still can do all I want to do, I also go a C in English.
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    Is a Distinction equivalent to 2A*'s, 2A's in all subjects?
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    (Original post by loradora68)
    Is a Distinction equivalent to 2A*'s, 2A's in all subjects?
    2A's
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    Urgh, oh God, how I hated ICT GNVQ. The work was crap and boring and no one knew what they were doing half the time, including the teachers. I didn't find the 2 exams hard at all but the coursework was something else entirely-far too much stress, especially at the end of the year where I was spending revision time writing about stupid MS Powerpoint.

    In the end, nobody in the whole year actually got a distinction because of a mess up in 2 of the units...obviously it wasn't only down to the teachers but way too many people actually failed the database bit. Grr. My advice to people: Avoid ICT GNVQ at all costs.
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    Can somebody explain the real difference between GCSE's and GNVQ's!!! I know a GNVQ counts a 4 GCSE's but why are they so different


    Thanks!


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    GNVQ's are vocationally-based, and are mostly formed by portfolios of coursework as opposed to lots of exams. IMO, having studied GNVQ Media in 5 one hour periods per week, the work is often of a far simpler standard, though slightly higher in volume than that of GCSE, and thus controversy has arisen as to whether it can truly be equivalent to 4 GCSEs. However, they are a good way, as many students in my school discovered, to ensure places in 6th forms and colleges etc after Yr 11 :p:.
    Oh! and P.S - there are 3 grades to GNVQ - Pass, Merit & Distinction, equivalent 2 CCCC,BBBB & AAAA, respectively.
 
 
 

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