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On my results for GCSEs I got a distinction in ICT. My teacher says its the highest possible grade. Does that mean I can class it as an A*?
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I always thought there was a distinction*?
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No, because it's a distinction. It might be equivalent in terms of being the top grade but that doesn't make it an A*.
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Nope, an A.
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Apparantly it is equivalent to an A* (according to my school as I got 3 distinction awards for ICT) but Im confused when doing my UCAS as to what to write I got??
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OK, thanks. I'm just going to say I've got a distinction from now on instead of saying A/A*
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i hate how instead of writing "distinction" my school puts "D"
haha yeah, my teacher scared the f*ck out of me when he showed us our results: DDD , I was like NOOOOOO!
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Annoyingly no, it means A.

I wish it did because I got two distinctions at GCSE for ICT.
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Annoyingly no, it means A.

I wish it did because I got two distinctions at GCSE for ICT.
Distinction is an A* in any qualifications that do not have a distinction* grade.

Pass - C
Credit - B
Merit - A
Distinction - A*

"DiDA qualifications are available at two levels, providing full A* - G equivalence." - Edexcel.
I'm counting my CiDA distinctions as 2 A*s whenever anyone asks me; there's nothing to stop me from doing that. No one's going to arrest me for not using the stupid equivalent grades.
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my teacher said it was equivalent to an A and i got 2 A's
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I think it is.
I was quizzing my teacher on this before, she seemed preddy adamant that it counts as an A*
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Dinstinctions are equivalent to an A..
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(Original post by Edwin Okli)
Distinction is an A* in any qualifications that do not have a distinction* grade.

Pass - C
Credit - B
Merit - A
Distinction - A*

"DiDA qualifications are available at two levels, providing full A* - G equivalence." - Edexcel.
I'm counting my CiDA distinctions as 2 A*s whenever anyone asks me; there's nothing to stop me from doing that. No one's going to arrest me for not using the stupid equivalent grades.
Does that count for OCR as well?
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Never heard of a credit?

For my qualification (OCR Nationals ICT and OCR National Business) it's Pass (C), Merit (B), Distinction (A).
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OCR Nationals, which it seems you're referring to, goes up to A.

CiDA/DiDA, a seperate BTEC course does go up to A*, but it's a lot less common.
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A, there is no equivalent for A*.
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i hate how instead of writing "distinction" my school puts "D"
Lol same, the first time I saw DDDD on my work I almost had a heart attack! Then suddenly realised it meant AAAA. I felt a little better after that :lol: :rolleyes:
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Does getting a distinction in OCR Nationals ICT definitely equate to an 'A'? Will employers, universities etc acknowledge the grade as an A and will I get the same number of points for a distinction grade as I would for an 'A'?
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(Original post by emilym94)
Lol same, the first time I saw DDDD on my work I almost had a heart attack! Then suddenly realised it meant AAAA. I felt a little better after that :lol: :rolleyes:
1 Distinction=A
2 Distinction=AA*
3 Distinction=AA*A
4 Distinction=AA*AA*
5 Distinction=AA*AA*A
6 Distinction=AA*AA*AA*
So basically one A* one A per every two distinctions took hope this helps
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I also got a Distinction in my DiDA ICT course which we were told was equivalent to an A* hence the fact that it gives 58 points like an A* in any other gcse.
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