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    To clearly explain this as easily as possible, the grades convert as follows:

    Level 1 Pass = Grade F
    Level 1 Merit = Grade E
    Level 1 Distinction = Grade D
    Level 2 Pass = Grade C
    Level 2 Merit = Grade B
    Level 2 Distinction = Grade A
    Level 2 Distincton* = Grade A*

    I hope this helps.
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    I received a double grade distinction merit, does anyone know what this means?
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    My daughter has just been refused entry to college based on these Btec level 2 courses as they do not recognise them as an equivalent to GCSE, she had 3 BTEC all at a pass, which as we all thought they should equate to 3 GCSE, even the school states this, but in reality they are not worth the paper they are written on, anyone considering doing a BTEC dont bother.
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    (Original post by rhian69)
    My daughter has just been refused entry to college based on these Btec level 2 courses as they do not recognise them as an equivalent to GCSE, she had 3 BTEC all at a pass, which as we all thought they should equate to 3 GCSE, even the school states this, but in reality they are not worth the paper they are written on, anyone considering doing a BTEC dont bother.
    Not quite true, a BTEC Level 2(GCSE level) can get you onto a BTEC Level 3(A level) and BTEC Level 3 can get you into a top university as it is worth A levels

    I didnt do the level 2 BTEC but with my level 3 BTEC i got all five university offers, the university i chose to go to was ranked 12th in the UK when i applied, so i disagree that they are 'not worth the paper they are written on'
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    (Original post by rhian69)
    My daughter has just been refused entry to college based on these Btec level 2 courses as they do not recognise them as an equivalent to GCSE, she had 3 BTEC all at a pass, which as we all thought they should equate to 3 GCSE, even the school states this, but in reality they are not worth the paper they are written on, anyone considering doing a BTEC dont bother.
    Not quite true, a BTEC Level 2(GCSE level) can get you onto a BTEC Level 3(A level) and BTEC Level 3 can get you into a top university as it is worth A levels

    I didnt do the level 2 BTEC but with my level 3 BTEC i got all five university offers, the university i chose to go to was ranked 12th in the UK when i applied, so i disagree that they are 'not worth the paper they are written on'
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    does anyone know what a P2 grade is worth in Btec business in terms of GCSE equivalent??
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    Pass = C
    Merit = B
    Distinction = A
    Distinction Star (*) = A*
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    (Original post by xander93)
    While people say that they're equivalents, they're most certainly not. Universities don't class them as equal to GCSEs (or A-levels for that matter), because they're fundamentally easier and you get more 'equivalent grades' than someone doing the core subjects separately as proper GCSE exams.

    However - to those who earn them, they may mean something. It really depends upon how well you think you did personally, but as I said, it doesn't matter anyway, any sort of 'equivalent qualification' is not 'equivalent', because its a damn sight easier and a whole different system. Why else would people choose BTECs over GCSEs apart from the fact that they're easier?
    yes defiantly at A-level they are equivalent! I do 3 A-levels (chemistry, maths, psychology) and btec business. The business is just as time consuming and hard- the main difference is btecs the information is not handed to you and you have to research. whilst A-levels you have to have a good memory.

    Unis like btecs, especially if it is with A-levels as it shows that not only can you regurgitate information you can go out and do your own research.
    A Distinction* is worth 140 points just like an A* which shows it is graded equivalently.

    there was a comment made about they are good for people with dyslexia. I am dyslexic and qualify for 25% extra time and a reader and computer use and therefore I don't find the exams of the A-levels significantly harder.
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    what is the specific deadline for all merit and distinctions work for btec level 3 qualifications. who actually confirms your grades?
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    (Original post by Sam.sw)
    what is the specific deadline for all merit and distinctions work for btec level 3 qualifications. who actually confirms your grades?
    I think it depends on your school/college, mine was 24th June, but my friend goes to a different college and hers was 1st July
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    What is a D1 in business and enterprise GCSE?
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Oh, okay, I see what you mean. Thanks
    Hello as part of my gcse repeats i have done a btec in level 2 personal finance and it says grade s what does this mean, please someone , i'm at college ?
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    I got my results back only to find out they gave me the wrong unit which made me gain an extra 40 points. Im suppose to have 700 but i have 740. Should i tell someone?
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    Level 1 pass f
    level 1 merit e
    Level 1 Distinction d
    Level 2 pass c
    Level 2 merit b
    Level 2 Distinction a
    Level 2 Distinction* a*
    Level 2 Distinction** a**
    I teach I.T
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    While some people say they're equivalent the Government has confirmed that they are:
    https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qu...ication-levels
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    A distinction is an A but a distinction* is an A*
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    What does a * mean as a grade in a college exam
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    Distinction* ?
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    what does p1 stand for
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    (Original post by suzylemonade)
    I have several friends who are dyslexic. They are doing GCSEs and are predicted mainly A*s in it. So, from my experience, being dyslexic shouldn't stop you from doing GCSEs. Plus you get 25% extra time in the exams.
    And seriously, you don't have to be smart to do GCSEs. At all. You just need to have a fairly decent memory.
    Dyslexia doesn't change how smart you are.
 
 
 
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