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Teacher and everyone say its 4 gcse's but on certificate it says on qualification with a credit???????????
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well it is done differenetly to GCSE's

It is EQUIVILANT to 4 GCSE's.

Each module is equivilant to one GCSE.
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It depends, there are four different units that make up the complete DiDA course and you don't have to do all four.

1 unit is AiDA which is worth 1 GCSE
2 units is CiDA which is worth 2 GCSEs
3 units is CiDA+ which is worth 3 GCSEs
4 units is DiDA which is worth 4 GCSEs

The credit part is how well you passed the course, you can pass with a pass, credit, merit and a distinction, worth a C,B,A and A* respectively.
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(Original post by Kuriso)
It depends, there are four different units that make up the complete DiDA course and you don't have to do all four.

1 unit is AiDA which is worth 1 GCSE
2 units is CiDA which is worth 2 GCSEs
3 units is CiDA+ which is worth 3 GCSEs
4 units is DiDA which is worth 4 GCSEs
And if you do the DiDA you have done the others as well as you can chose one if say one unit you completely failed and it made it 4 B's while if you did the 3 you got A*'s. Not often but on the certificate it lists them as 4 different ones but you can't say I have CiDA+ and DiDA as you don't.
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it depends how many of the sections you do.. most schools just do the first unit, which is equivelent to 1 gcse.. if you complete all of it its worth 4, but i haven't heard of many people doing that.
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Don't do it, it's the most monotonous, boring thing i've ever done.
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Don't do it, it's the most monotonous, boring thing i've ever done.
Much agreed :yes:
Waste of time, learnt nothing
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(Original post by SSingh23)
Don't do it, it's the most monotonous, boring thing i've ever done.
This. My mum teaches the thing and she advised me not to do it!
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I did 3 units, got 3 GCSEs out of it and it was pretty piss. Boring, yes, and I learnt bugger all from it, but it's quite a relaxing lesson compared to some others.
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DiDA is so boring! My school forces every student to do this course, and nobody learns a thing.

We spend the first five minutes working, give up and play rubbish flash games (which the school tries to block) for the rest of the lesson.

It can't seriously be worth 4 GCSE's can it? because if you compare it to something like english or french which you put loads of work and effort into DiDA seems almost worthless.
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(Original post by SirMasterKey)
And if you do the DiDA you have done the others as well as you can chose one if say one unit you completely failed and it made it 4 B's while if you did the 3 you got A*'s. Not often but on the certificate it lists them as 4 different ones but you can't say I have CiDA+ and DiDA as you don't.
How would one go about doing that? I did AiDA (1 GCSE equiv.) in year 10 and CiDA (2 GCSE equiv.) in year eleven. I've been given 41/42 for AiDA and 22/42 for CiDA - my school never cashed in AiDA and is carrying it forward - this means that my CiDA will average to CC - I would much rather have one A*.

thanks in advance
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How would one go about doing that? I did AiDA (1 GCSE equiv.) in year 10 and CiDA (2 GCSE equiv.) in year eleven. I've been given 41/42 for AiDA and 22/42 for CiDA - my school never cashed in AiDA and is carrying it forward - this means that my CiDA will average to CC - I would much rather have one A*.

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If you are cashing in the CiDA, you'll should still have the AiDA qualification on the certificate.
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If you are cashing in the CiDA, you'll should still have the AiDA qualification on the certificate.
So would that mean me declining CiDA and cashing in AiDA? cause I thought we aren't allowed to decline grades any more...
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So would that mean me declining CiDA and cashing in AiDA? cause I thought we aren't allowed to decline grades any more...
You can't decline the grade but your certificate will state the two different qualifications on it. I'd ask your teacher more about it as mine didn't make sense when I asked them last year.
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mehhh, i only did the AiDA. what a waste of two years -_-
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(Original post by TheButtylicious)
Much agreed :yes:
Waste of time, learnt nothing
100% also agree 😃
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