Is a merit grade equavilant to a B grade?

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Is a merit grade equavilant to a B grade? Like how a distinction is the same as an A grade and a pss is the same as a C grade.
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Yes a merit is equivalent to a B grade
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I don't think it is. Everybody in our year doing BTEC's has been saying this.

Isn't it
Distinction = A grade
Merit = C grade
Pass = E grade
Fail = U

I would think that is the proper way, Otherwise, you could basically do the very minimal to pass and get a bloody C grade equavalent!

I think people must get it confuzzled witrh GCSE level BTECs (Level 2?)
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When I did DiDA, for level 2, a Distinction was an A*, a Merit was an A, a credit was a B and a pass was a C. But that was at GCSE level, so that's probably different.
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(Original post by AnthonyShock)
I don't think it is. Everybody in our year doing BTEC's has been saying this.

Isn't it
Distinction = A grade
Merit = C grade
Pass = E grade
Fail = U

I would think that is the proper way, Otherwise, you could basically do the very minimal to pass and get a bloody C grade equavalent!

I think people must get it confuzzled witrh GCSE level BTECs (Level 2?)
But that doesn't make any sense. Why is a merit the same as a C grade? Why is a pass the same as an E grade? Isn't a pass a pass grade?
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But that doesn't make any sense. Why is a merit the same as a C grade? Why is a pass the same as an E grade? Isn't a pass a pass grade?
Uh, an E is a pass grade. The only grade that is a fail is a U.
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http://www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/tarifftables/
this will show you how many ucas points there worth
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The boundaries have changed
it is now a C
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Yes it is...a pass is a C a merit is a B a distinction is an A[if we're talking gcse#
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A merit is worth 80 ucas points, which is the same as a C at A-level, A distinction is worth 120 ucas points which is an A at A-level, check the tariff table (posted link above)
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I'm p***ed off now.
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(Original post by WildStriker)
I'm p***ed off now.
sorry mate , a merit is still a good grade, did you need a B equivilent for anything specific?, if you don't mind my asking.
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sorry mate , a merit is still a good grade, did you need a B equivilent for anything specific?, if you don't mind my asking.
I only needed 220-240 points at least to qualify. I hate being average. And all this time I thought a merit grade was a B grade equivalent.
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In terms of UCAS points, Distinction = A, Merit = C, Pass = E, AFAIK.
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I only needed 220-240 points at least to qualify. I hate being average. And all this time I thought a merit grade was a B grade equivalent.
well, MMM at btec nat dip is worth 240 ucas points, so if thats what you got then you certainly do qualify, congrats btw , if your goin to uni next year (or into the workplace) then you could always try to excel there
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(Original post by WildStriker)
I only needed 220-240 points at least to qualify. I hate being average. And all this time I thought a merit grade was a B grade equivalent.
Would you rather be under average?

Stop complaining and live with it.
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The boundaries have changed
it is now a C
So it was equavilent to a B grade but they've changed it down to a C?
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(Original post by WildStriker)
So it was equavilent to a B grade but they've changed it down to a C?
yes
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Wait it thought it was:

Pass - C
Credit - B
Merit - A
Distinction - A*
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Well it depends on what level of BTEC/OCR qualification you are doing. If you are doing level 2 Distinction=A Merit=B Pass=C However if it is level 3 A-level equvalient grades then Distinction=A Merit=C Pass=E and anything below fail. Hope this helps
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