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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:49 am 
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Can someone clear up how these are marked.
I understand that if a unit is made up of 4 components each component is graded at pass/ merit / distinction. I also understand that the final unit grade allocated will be the lowest grade over the four components. For example 3x Distinction components plus 1x pass component = Pass grade overall for that unit.
However, what I cannot seem to find an answer to is if the fact that 3/4 were at a higher grade does this actually gain the pupil any extra credit/points or are they no better off than if they achieved 4 component passes.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Does this help?

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/results-certification/understanding-marks-and-grades/calculating-your-overall-btec-grade.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Thanks I had already found this but it didn't answer my question. I cannot seem to find anything that does.

As an example if a 10 credit unit carries 90 marks for a distinction, 80 for a Merit and 70 for a Pass.

The unit is comprised of 4 individually marked components.The student has passed 1 component and gained a distinction in the other 3 components therefore the overall unit grade is a pass (as lowest component grade is awarded). Does this mean they get just 70 marks for that unit or do they get extra credit for the fact that 3/4 were at a higher level.

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Thanks I had already found this but it didn't answer my question. I cannot seem to find anything that does.

As an example if a 10 credit unit carries 90 marks for a distinction, 80 for a Merit and 70 for a Pass.

The unit is comprised of 4 individually marked components.The student has passed 1 component and gained a distinction in the other 3 components therefore the overall unit grade is a pass (as lowest component grade is awarded for that unit). Does this mean they get just 70 marks for that unit or do they get extra credit for the fact that 3/4 were at a higher level.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:21 pm 
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I suspect that the teacher of the BTEC should know the answer...have you asked them?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Yes but still waiting for an answer! Communication from school can be quite slow and I thought I would get a quicker response from this site.

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