An issue from forvus: DiDA equivalence to GCSE
Sorry, this isn't an MIS question but its something that's come up in my role as data manager and I was hoping some forum users might have some knowledge on the topic!
I've been going through the tables checking website and checking with our results and there's something I'm confused about regarding a DiDA diploma we offer DiDA (seeing as we are almost exclusively offering GCSEs, I don't have much experience in this area). The issue is: according to Edexcel's website and a few other places, a distinction at level 1 DiDA is equivalent to a C. However, when I look on the Ofqual register, it says it's only worth 34 points rather than the 40 I would expect. Does anyone know the reason for this apparent discrepancy?
I'm afraid I'm all a bit new to this topic, so apologies if I sound a bit confused - any help would be greatly appreciated!