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    Well I am doing a Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport. This is the equivalent to 1 A Level.

    I know Btec's are meant to be easy but this is so f**ing hard!!

    I am also doing a Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma but in business studies and that is so simple.

    I wanted to know if anyone else is finding P.E Btec really hard. I think it is just my teacher being such a harsh marker, but I wanted to check with others.
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    (Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
    Well I am doing a Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport. This is the equivalent to 1 A Level.

    I know Btec's are meant to be easy but this is so f**ing hard!!

    I am also doing a Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma but in business studies and that is so simple.

    I wanted to know if anyone else is finding P.E Btec really hard. I think it is just my teacher being such a harsh marker, but I wanted to check with others.
    I did performing arts- it was the bane of my life.
    However, you're going to have to do what your teacher tells you- because despite the coursework being moderated...what they say goes gradewise.

    Remember, you only need two Distinctions out of six portfolios to get a D overall. So if they're a **** and give you a few Ms, it doesn't matter.
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    Why, just why? Try doing Physics A-Level. Then we speak?
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    Remember, you only need two Distinctions out of six portfolios to get a D overall. So if they're a **** and give you a few Ms, it doesn't matter.
    I thought every unit counts towards your overall marks. Am I wrong here?

    From what you are saying it sounds as if I can just fail in the units I am struggling in and it does not matter as long as there are 6 other units I find easier I do really well in.
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    (Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
    I thought every unit counts towards your overall marks. Am I wrong here?

    From what you are saying it sounds as if I can just fail in the units I am struggling in and it does not matter as long as there are 6 other units I find easier I do really well in.
    There are six units if you're doing the one a-level equivalent. If you're doing more, it is worth three. From what you've told me, as you're doing more than 6 units- you're doing something worth 2+ a-levels.

    one a-level (btec award) - 6 units
    two a-levels (btec certificate)- 12 units
    three a-levels (btec diploma)- 18 units

    Either way, you can't fail anything. If you want a Distinction your lowest grade has to be a Merit.
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    There are six units if you're doing the one a-level equivalent. If you're doing more, it is worth three. From what you've told me, as you're doing more than 6 units- you're doing something worth 2+ a-levels.

    one a-level (btec award) - 6 units
    two a-levels (btec certificate)- 12 units
    three a-levels (btec diploma)- 18 units

    Either way, you can't fail anything. If you want a Distinction your lowest grade has to be a Merit.
    Ok, its STARTING to make a bit more sense although it is a really complicated course. I am doing the one which is equivalent to 1 A level. I think at my College we do 8 units though, but 2 don't count. It gives us the option to submit the best 6 units and just ignore the other 2 if that makes sense.
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    (Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
    Ok, its STARTING to make a bit more sense although it is a really complicated course. I am doing the one which is equivalent to 1 A level. I think at my College we do 8 units though, but 2 don't count. It gives us the option to submit the best 6 units and just ignore the other 2 if that makes sense.
    It's not complicated.

    Okay- 6 units are submitted. You may do 8 at your school, but the best 6 will be submitted.

    If you want to get a Distinction- you need to get 2 Distinctions and 4 Merits
    If you want to get a Merit- you need to get 2 Merits and 4 Passes

    You need to be aiming for one of those, a Distinction is an A (worth 120 UCAS points) and Merit is C (worth 80 UCAS points).......you do NOT want to end up with a Pass. A Pass is an E grade (only worth 40 UCAS points) Make sure that you're clear on this, there was a lot of confusion at our school last year where people thought Distinction-Merit-Pass went like A-B-C....people weren't terribly happy when they were missing university places.
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    It's not complicated.

    Okay- 6 units are submitted. You may do 8 at your school, but the best 6 will be submitted.

    If you want to get a Distinction- you need to get 2 Distinctions and 4 Merits
    If you want to get a Merit- you need to get 2 Merits and 4 Passes

    You need to be aiming for one of those, a Distinction is an A (worth 120 UCAS points) and Merit is C (worth 80 UCAS points).......you do NOT want to end up with a Pass. A Pass is an E grade (only worth 40 UCAS points) Make sure that you're clear on this, there was a lot of confusion at our school last year where people thought Distinction-Merit-Pass went like A-B-C....people weren't terribly happy when they were missing university places.
    Okay. Well I want to get a distinction and it is possible. I am on the border line between a merit and distinction. From what you have explained, there is a BIG gap between a merit (a C) and distinction (an A). I definately want to do better than a merit as a C is not brilliant so I guess I am aiming for a distinction (an A).



    If only there was a B grade though. It would be much easier!!!
 
 
 
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