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I’m starting Btec law this sept to finish in a year.

Any advice for starting/getting a D/D*?
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I’m starting Btec law this sept to finish in a year.

Any advice for starting/getting a D/D*?
Learn the specification and marking scheme then make sure each piece of work hits each target.
Do research and master your subject matter.
Work consistently and hard.
Presumably the college has told you it completes in a year?
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Learn the specification and marking scheme then make sure each piece of work hits each target.
Do research and master your subject matter.
Work consistently and hard.
Presumably the college has told you it completes in a year?
They’ve put specific emphasis on the fact that we can do it in a year for some reason. I always thought it was a year qualification anyway. Is it any different because it’s the extended cert and that’s what they’re getting at?
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They’ve put specific emphasis on the fact that we can do it in a year for some reason. I always thought it was a year qualification anyway. Is it any different because it’s the extended cert and that’s what they’re getting at?
Up to the college I believe. It may be because the diploma is taught in year 1 and extended diploma in year 2.
I have a feeling there is no extended diploma for applied law.
The extended certificate is only equal to one A level, it is normally spread over 2 but no reason it cant be one. Check which qualification it is.
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Up to the college I believe. It may be because the diploma is taught in year 1 and extended diploma in year 2.
I have a feeling there is no extended diploma for applied law.
The extended certificate is only equal to one A level, it is normally spread over 2 but no reason it cant be one. Check which qualification it is.
Just checked- it is the Certificate and Extended Certificate.
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Just checked- it is the Certificate and Extended Certificate.
Which is equivalent to an AS or A level. Ive seen threads like this before where people believed they were taking more and it has left them short because they only had 2 A levels and you need 3.
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Which is equivalent to an AS or A level. Ive seen threads like this before where people believed they were taking more and it has left them short because they only had 2 A levels and you need 3.
Wow that’s really poor! My tutors have also said it’s equivalent to a level, and I’ve been in touch with the unis i’m interested in and they all said the Extended was fine. I don’t know a lot about the BTec route - i never intended to do one!
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Wow that’s really poor! My tutors have also said it’s equivalent to a level, and I’ve been in touch with the unis i’m interested in and they all said the Extended was fine. I don’t know a lot about the BTec route - i never intended to do one!
Its fine, but you need to be precise. Extended cert = 1 A level. Extended diploma= 3 A levels.
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Its fine, but you need to be precise. Extended cert = 1 A level. Extended diploma= 3 A levels.
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Yes that is the certificate. I meant when talking to the uni.
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Yes that is the certificate. I meant when talking to the uni.
Sorry, read that wrong! I was sure to say certificate when i sent out my emails and all apart from a couple of the unis have been specific in response and said they accept the certificate and expect X in it. A couple of unis must have gotten the wrong end of the stick and said they expect XXX so i’ve written them off anyway.
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Sorry, read that wrong! I was sure to say certificate when i sent out my emails and all apart from a couple of the unis have been specific in response and said they accept the certificate and expect X in it. A couple of unis must have gotten the wrong end of the stick and said they expect XXX so i’ve written them off anyway.
The point is there is scope for miscommunication and that can end in disaster for you. It has for people on previous threads, hence I pointed it out and you can have peace of mind you are doing things correctly.
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The point is there is scope for miscommunication and that can end in disaster for you. It has for people on previous threads, hence I pointed it out and you can have peace of mind you are doing things correctly.
It must be awful to get all the way to applying and not have realised the mistake! Just goes to show you have to be really clear.
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