BTEC Level 2 Results Day - Summer 2018
This update is to remind you how to access some documents and services that you may need during the results period for BTEC Level 2 qualifications.
BTEC Level 2 results day: Wednesday 22 August
Learners can be informed on this day and don’t have to wait until GCSE results day on Thursday to receive their results.
On-demand testing involves having several live tests available at any one time so that they can be allocated to your learners at random. This means that your learners will not sit the same test. As is the case with all exams, different tests may have different grade boundaries (which can mean that learners with the same score might obtain a different grade).
This system offers great flexibility as learners can be entered at short notice and they can be entered when they are ready. There is however a flexibility-visibility trade-off. As the tests are live until they are retired, the question papers, mark schemes, examiners' reports and grade boundaries can only be known after a test has been retired. This means that we cannot offer an Access To Scripts service for these tests.
Grade boundaries for on-demand tests are only available once a test has been retired. They are published in the Examiner’s Report.
Grade boundaries for the latest set of externally assessed units
The grade boundaries for the May 2018 exam series externally assessed units are available on Results Day on the Grade Boundaries page of the website.
Please note that the raw mark grade boundaries change from series to series.
The grade statistics for the 2017-2018 academic year are published in late October on the Grade Statistics page of the website.
These statistics can be used for benchmarking purposes.
Please note that in line with all qualifications, learner achievement is reported at qualification level and not at unit level.
Access to Scripts (ATS)
Signed consent from each learner, obtained after the publication of results, is required as a condition of using our free Access To Scripts service.
Results Day may be your only opportunity to obtain such consent so you may wish to have a set of Candidate Consent Forms ready for learners to sign as they collect their results.
You will find this form in Appendix B of the JCQ Post-results Services booklet.
Learn more about this service by reading the user guide and FAQs.
Reviews of Marking and Moderation (formerly Enquiries About Results)
If you're a centre with a concern about a student's results, you can use our post-results services. We have details about these services and their cost online.
Question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports
The question paper from the summer 2018 series for unit 9 is available on the qualification page, under course materials - external assessment tab.
On results day (22 August) mark schemes and examiner reports will also be available from the same page.
I wish you a restful summer break ahead.