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Unfinished GCSEs - what happens?

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alison60 Tue 07-Dec-10 14:05:04

If you are taking a GCSE with a number of modules spread over the 2 years, what happens if you only complete some of the modules and then give up? Would you fail or would you get a grade averaged out from the modules you had done?

Also, what would happen if you quit a BTEC before the end of the course? If you had been doing well up to that point, could you end up with a low pass?

webwiz Tue 07-Dec-10 14:15:47

Not sure for GCSEs but for a BTEC you would end up with nothing.

mumeeee Tue 07-Dec-10 21:25:11

For BTEC you have to complete all asignments or you fail. I imagine GCSE is the same if you don't complete al modules

lazymumofteenagesons Tue 07-Dec-10 22:12:53

If you actually turn up at the exam and put your name on the paper I think you will be given a grade based on what you have done. My son tells me that some people who sit the 3rd maths module who have 100% on the first 2 don't need anymore marks to get a B. But I think you have to enter all the modules.

EvilTwinsAteRudolph Tue 07-Dec-10 23:44:36

BTEC - it depends on the exact course. For example, I am teaching Level 2 BTEC Diploma (4 GCSE "equivalent") with my current Yr 10 class. I have planned it so that we do the manditory units first, so if a student drops out before the end of the course, then in theory, they would still have a BTEC Level 2 Certificate (1 GCSE equivalent) or a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent) depending on how much they have completed.

A student would get whatever level (Pass, Merit, Distinction) they had been working at - each unit is assessed as a separate module, so in theory a student could end up with an Extended Certificate at Distinction grade (2 As at GCSE)despite failure to "complete" the course.

EvilTwinsAteRudolph Tue 07-Dec-10 23:46:38

mandatory - sorry, long day.

OP - check out the exact title of BTEC courses - they are far more complicated than GCSEs.

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