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What is a Double Grade Distinction Distinction?

I have just received my BTEC Level 3 Diploma for college in interactive media. When i look up 'what is a double grade distinction distinction' i see these letters such as DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM etc. Which one is mine please and is my result good?
Original post by kainhird
I have just received my BTEC Level 3 Diploma for college in interactive media. When i look up 'what is a double grade distinction distinction' i see these letters such as DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM etc. Which one is mine please and is my result good?
Hi there :wavey:
I've moved your thread from the Welcome Lounge into the BTEC forum, hopefully you'll get responses here. :smile:


~ Black Rose
(edited 8 years ago)
Reply 2
thise grades like DDM, D*DD, DDD etc are for the Extended Diploma which is worth 3 A levels, thus 3 grades

your Diploma is worth 2 A levels and that is why you have 2 grades

BTEC diploma with Dist/Dist grades is equal to AA in 2 A levels and is worth 240 UCAS points

Hope this helps
Reply 3
I agree with yt7777, I've just completed 2 Double BTEC Diplomas each 12 Units :smile:
D*,D* = A*,A* = 280 ucas points
D*,D = A*,A = 260 ucas points
D,D = A,A = 240 ucas points
D,M = A,B = 200 ucas points
M,M = B,B = 160 ucas points
M,P = B,C = 120 ucas points
P,P = C,C = 80 ucas points
Reply 4
Yeah, it's equal to 2 A-levels because it's a Btec and you get twice as many ucas points as an A-level for what ever grade you obtain.
Reply 5
Original post by OGGUS
Yeah, it's equal to 2 A-levels because it's a Btec and you get twice as many ucas points as an A-level for what ever grade you obtain.


Have you done a Btec? :smile:
Reply 6
Original post by MBermi97
Have you done a Btec? :smile:


No, but I went to a college who done Btecs
Reply 7
Original post by OGGUS
No, but I went to a college who done Btecs


I see Im still waiting for my certificates to come everyone seems to have got them -.-
Reply 8
Original post by MBermi97
I see Im still waiting for my certificates to come everyone seems to have got them -.-

oh
Original post by MBermi97
I agree with yt7777, I've just completed 2 Double BTEC Diplomas each 12 Units :smile:
D*,D* = A*,A* = 280 ucas points
D*,D = A*,A = 260 ucas points
D,D = A,A = 240 ucas points
D,M = A,B = 200 ucas points
M,M = B,B = 160 ucas points
M,P = B,C = 120 ucas points
P,P = C,C = 80 ucas points


Right on everything else except the A level equivalency

D*D* = A*A* =280
D*D = A*A =260
DD = AA =240
DM = BB = 200
MM = CC = 160
MP = DD = 120
PP = EE = 80

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/tariff-tables/946

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/tariff-tables/1176
Original post by IamLiquid
Right on everything else except the A level equivalency

D*D* = A*A* =280
D*D = A*A =260
DD = AA =240
DM = BB = 200
MM = CC = 160
MP = DD = 120
PP = EE = 80

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/tariff-tables/946


https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/tariff-tables/1176


Thanks for the correction looks much better now haha
I got the same double grade distinction, it means that you’ve got the highest grades possible. Because if you look at your marks beside the grade(d,m,p) it’ll say either 5.0 or 10.0 if you have all 10.0 bar 2 5.0s then you’ve a hive every single mark within that assignment
Reply 12
Original post by Joe strange
I got the same double grade distinction, it means that you’ve got the highest grades possible.


D*D* is the highest grade for the BTEC Diploma.

it goes:

D*D* (highest grade)
D*D
DD (your grade - double distinction)
...
...
PP (lowest grade)
A double distinction is two A's as my daughter got the btec grad destination, distinction merit. You should be very proud you have done really well
i got a double grade distinction merit on my first year what does this mean? in terms of the letters
I do BTEC: Health & Social Care Level 3 - National Extended Diploma
What grade would I get?
Unit 1: P
Unit 2: P
Unit 5: D (All unit 5 assignments I got D)
Unit 7: (I did it during the lockdown and it would be used to centre-assessed my grade with other work - I think I got a D for the first assignment) (Not doing the second assignment)
Unit 10: M for first time then got D for resubmission for assignment 1 (Assignment 2 first time didn't get a grade but during lockdown we were told not to make any improvements since we are going to do new work that would be centre-assessed)
Unit 19: (Handed it in start of lockdown but didn't get a reply by my teacher for the grade) (Not doing assignment 2)

New work - To be centre-assessed mainly on Unit 17 & Unit 4

Is it bad what I got???
I feel like I'm getting a DM
(edited 3 years ago)
Reply 16
i've got DDM but i dont know what it is? is it good or bad. i am in first year of college in level 3 applied science
Reply 17
Original post by kainhird
I have just received my BTEC Level 3 Diploma for college in interactive media. When i look up 'what is a double grade distinction distinction' i see these letters such as DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM etc. Which one is mine please and is my result good?


https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/understanding-our-qualifications/comparing-btec-to-other-qualifications/btec-ucas-points.html

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