Performance tables in England: which BTEC and Pearson qualifications are included?

Here’s where you’ll find subject-by-subject guides to which Pearson and BTEC qualifications are included in performance tables in England (Applied General, Tech Level, Technical Certificates and Technical Awards), plus the latest news on performance tables for 2020 results.

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What’s included on performance tables in England (2018, 2019 and 2020 results)?


Find out which Pearson and BTEC qualifications are included on performance tables in England:

Level 3 (Post 16 Learners)
Level 2 (Post 16 learners)
Levels 1 and 2 (Key Stage 4)

Your questions answered

Because the DfE is keeping the process and criteria the same for 2020 tables, it’s more likely, although it’s not automatically the case.

The DfE reserves the right to review all qualifications included on performance tables each year and remove a qualification if they consider it is no longer suitable or eligible.

This means the DfE may reject selected qualifications for performance tables (2020 results) which were included on tables for 2019 results. 

The DfE have fed back on many of the qualifications for inclusion on the 2020 performance tables already, which you can find in the guides on this page, but these outcomes are still subject to an appeal process. We expect full appeal outcomes to be available later in summer 2018

We can’t give you a more specific date at the moment, and it could be the end of the summer term 2018 before we know everything that is included in performance tables for 2020 results.

As ever, our Subject Advisers will keep you in touch as soon as we hear anything, and it’s worth signing up to their curriculum updates

You can register new learners on the BTEC Nationals (QCF, 2010) until 31 August 2019. That means you can choose when you move to the new BTEC National qualifications and you’ve got time to plan ahead.

If your Year 9 students who started 3-year Key Stage 4 in September 2017 are studying qualifications which are included on performance tables for 2019 results, it is more likely - although not yet definite - that those qualifications will remain on tables for 2020 results and your students’ achievements would be recognised at the end of their course.

We hope to have confirmation of what’s included on 2020 performance tables around Easter 2018 (beginning of the summer term) at the earliest.

As ever, our Subject Advisers will keep you in touch as soon as we hear anything, and it’s worth signing up to their curriculum updates

We’re here to help and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear from the DfE.

As ever, our Subject Advisers will keep you in touch as soon as we hear anything, and it’s worth signing up to their curriculum updates