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    I got a distinction in Edexcel's Dida course, which is equivalent to an A* at GCSE. I also got an A* in religious studies (short course)
    Do medical schools count these qualifications as GCSEs?
    I may apply to Birmingham, and they want 8 A*s next time round, could my ICT and RE qualifications count toward this number?

    Thanks in advance!!!
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    My university didn't count short courses or the GNVQ I did. But I think Birmingham may count half gcse's as half gcse's. Have you checked their prospectus?
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    I don't think anywhere counts the DiDA. Which is an absolute joke because I was forced to do it and it took up loads of my time.
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    (Original post by Mahia)
    My university didn't count short courses or the GNVQ I did. But I think Birmingham may count half gcse's as half gcse's. Have you checked their prospectus?
    haven't checked it thoroughly, but i will. that gives me 8.5 A*s, so I'm praying that they don't ask for 9 by 2012 entry
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    (Original post by Beska)
    I don't think anywhere counts the DiDA. Which is an absolute joke because I was forced to do it and it took up loads of my time.
    yup same, so many afterschool and lunch sessions for some crappy qualification. i cant see what was wrong with an IT GCSE, our school should have made us take one
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    DiDA is accepted by Leicester, SGUL, Kings, Southampton, Keele....I'm not sure about the other as I have not emailed them yet.
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    (Original post by Master.K)
    DiDA is accepted by Leicester, SGUL, Kings, Southampton, Keele....I'm not sure about the other as I have not emailed them yet.
    I should get emailing too but if you do find out of any other universities that do please pm me or quote me or whatever
    I just sorta applied I really should check these things, I have 2D in DiDA, and a grade equivalent to 2 A*'s in BTEC sport too...I'm hoping they count them it would help so muchh :yes:
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    (Original post by Master.K)
    DiDA is accepted by Leicester, SGUL, Kings, Southampton, Keele....I'm not sure about the other as I have not emailed them yet.
    Ah that's a pain. All those are universities that only require the minimum GCSE grades and don't give 'extra marks' for more A*'s.
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    (Original post by me...x)
    I should get emailing too but if you do find out of any other universities that do please pm me or quote me or whatever
    I just sorta applied I really should check these things, I have 2D in DiDA, and a grade equivalent to 2 A*'s in BTEC sport too...I'm hoping they count them it would help so muchh :yes:
    DiDA is four gcse's.
    CiDA is two.

    Check on your certificate whether it says 'certificate of digital applications' or 'diploma of digital applications'.
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    (Original post by Master.K)
    DiDA is accepted by Leicester, SGUL, Kings, Southampton, Keele....I'm not sure about the other as I have not emailed them yet.
    ooh excellent, cheers for doing all the e-mailing! post a full list on here when you are done, and i will put it in my initial thread post
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    I emailed Birmingham about short course GCSEs and they said they count as 0.5 of a GCSE - so in short, yes.
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    (Original post by Master.K)
    DiDA is four gcse's.
    CiDA is two.

    Check on your certificate whether it says 'certificate of digital applications' or 'diploma of digital applications'.
    I did DiDA, four projects in two years but the result is 2D which is apparently equivalent to 4 A*'s...it would help loads if I apply to Birmingham. I'm too bust with UKCATs and PS right now but I'll get ringing next week hopefully. Tell me if you find out anything, will be much appreciated
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    (Original post by Carpet21)
    I emailed Birmingham about short course GCSEs and they said they count as 0.5 of a GCSE - so in short, yes.
    :woo: Thank you!! +rep for you!
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    well I got an A* in citizenship short course and my number of gcses was always counted as 9 and not 8 and a half..
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    (Original post by Iche)
    well I got an A* in citizenship short course and my number of gcses was always counted as 9 and not 8 and a half..
    Sweet! I can haz 9 A*s maybe
    And how did you get citizenship A*?!?!? Only 2% get an A*, and I got an A without revision and an hour every 3 weeks :L you must have had weekly lessons or something
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Ah that's a pain. All those are universities that only require the minimum GCSE grades and don't give 'extra marks' for more A*'s.
    King's don't give extra marks for A*s? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by gildartz)
    King's don't give extra marks for A*s? :lolwut:
    Not if that A* is an equivalent coming from a DiDA course, no. Kings told me that they don't accept the DiDA so I'm not sure.
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    (Original post by Iche)
    well I got an A* in citizenship short course and my number of gcses was always counted as 9 and not 8 and a half..
    hiii
    im applying for med 2011 entry
    when you say was always counted do you mean by the uni or by yourself (not in a rude way lol)
    because i have 8a* and 2a* half course but i have always said i have 10a*s. So did the uni's accept yours as 9 a*?
    thank you
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    Hi
    I’m applying for med 2011 entry
    I was wondering how much do poor GCSE grades affect med places at Imperial, I didn’t do so well in my GCSEs but predicted AAAA for AS is that still ok ?
 
 
 
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