Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Queens University says that for Computer Science, if I have an Level 3 Extended Diploma, I need 10 Distinctions and 8 Merits.

    The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing that I am doing has 7 mandatory units and 6 optional ones, so 13 total. Is this particularly low for BTEC's? Would I need 13 Distinctions to have any hope of being accepted, or how does all this work?
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by wanderingmoon)
    Queens University says that for Computer Science, if I have an Level 3 Extended Diploma, I need 10 Distinctions and 8 Merits.

    The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing that I am doing has 7 mandatory units and 6 optional ones, so 13 total. Is this particularly low for BTEC's? Would I need 13 Distinctions to have any hope of being accepted, or how does all this work?
    I think you would get a different offer or that units are worth different credits to what they normally suggest.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Something is very odd here - as far as I know, the BTEC Extended Diploma always has 18 units (the diploma has 12, and the subsidiary diploma has 6)

    Can you post a link to something that says your BTEC only has 13 units?
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Something is very odd here - as far as I know, the BTEC Extended Diploma always has 18 units (the diploma has 12, and the subsidiary diploma has 6)

    Can you post a link to something that says your BTEC only has 13 units?
    Not always 18 units, it has to cover 180 credits which is usually done by 18 x 10 credit units, you can also have 5 and 20 credit units
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yt7777)
    Not always 18 units, it has to cover 180 credits which is usually done by 18 x 10 credit units, you can also have 5 and 20 credit units
    Ahh, that makes more sense (every day is a school day!)

    I suspect, in that case, that the OP will need 100 credits at distinction and 80 at merit, but OP must not take my word for it - they need to speak to Queen's.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Sorry for the delayed reply, thanks for the information guys.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.