How are AiDA, CiDA, CiDA+ and DiDA marked and graded?
The Edexcel Digital Applications for IT Users qualifications are broken down into units which can be completed at different times throughout your course.
For each unit, we set a task called a 'Summative Project Brief' (SPB) which allows you to produce an electronic portfolio of work (eportfolio) to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.
Your work is assessed at either Level 1 or Level 2 by your teacher and you're awarded a raw mark out of 42. Work is then moderated by Edexcel, meaning we request a sample of your teacher’s marking to check that we agree with their assessment.
Once all eportfolios have been marked and moderated, our senior examiners decide where the grade boundaries should lie and you're issued with a UMS mark and grade for each unit. Once you've completed the course, your school will ask us to ‘cash in’ your results to calculate your overall AiDA, CiDA, CiDA+ or DiDA grade.
Your overall grade is calculated by adding together the UMS marks you scored in each unit.