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March Subject Advisors Update

7 February 2024

The March update from your Subject Advisor for Childcare

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This update contains all the information you will need about results day.

Results will be released to Exams Officers on 20 March and they can be released to students on 21 March. 

I hope your students get the results they deserve. Remember there is lots of support about results services. Mark schemes and Lead Examiner reports will be released on Results day 21 March 2024. 

BTEC Tech Award Results for Child Development

The final results are released to your centre on results day along with the final Moderator Report which will explain where it may have been necessary to adjust your centre’s marks and provide guidance for future assessment.

Accessing the Moderator report

You can access the Support Index to see how to access the moderator report and results for the BTEC Tech Award 2022. 

Support Index

Post Results

If you are unhappy with the results, you may request a Review of Moderation (RoM Service 3). You can find details of this service on our post results page. 

Post result Service

Making a Claim for completed qualifications

You claim for certification by entering the cash-in code for the qualification, which you can find in our Information Manual. You can enter the cash-in to claim certification via Edexcel Online or EDI during the normal entry window for each series, or via Edexcel Online after the entry window closes, during the late certification window.  

Options for student who sat the Component 3 Exam in January 2024

If a learner sits their terminal assessment in January and is happy with their result, the centre should claim certification immediately during the late certification window.  

However, if a learner is not happy with their results and intends to resit, the following options are available. 

  • Do not to claim certification based on the January sitting, and certificate based on the May resit. In this case, the final sitting will be used for the learner’s final qualification outcome, even if the previous sitting was higher. A learner cannot resit then choose to certificate using the previous sitting retrospectively. You should make the certification claim by entering the cash-in code  at the same time as making the entry for the resit, as this will be the learner’s second and final external assessment attempt. 
  • Claim certification based on the January result and then recertificate using the May/June resit result. If both the January and May sittings of the external assessment are used for certification, the learner is permitted to hold both certificates and use the highest result for their own progression purposes. However, it is the learner’s first certification that will count towards performance tables for the centre. 

The FAQs have lots of really good clear information about making claims. 

FAQS for the Tech Award

Results for BTEC Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development and BTEC First in CPLD

External Assessment

The Lead Examiner's report for each externally assessed unit will  be published online on results day. You can find the results for externally assessed units for your cohorts via Edexcel Online. You will be able to see the grades, raw marks and UMS points score. This will allow you to see how the overall grade was calculated. 

Converting marks, points and Grade

Access to Scripts

After the results are published in March, centres will be able to view and download scripts which have been marked online free of charge from our self-service portal via Edexcel Online.

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the deadline. Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Lead Examiner's report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), centres will have to request them via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series. These scripts will also be free of charge, but the final dates to request them are the same as the published JCQ Access to Scripts deadlines.

Access to Scripts

ResultsPlus

ResultsPlus is our online results analysis tool for teachers. Included as part of your qualification fees, ResultsPlus gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Pearson Edexcel exams and BTEC external assessments.

Why should I use ResultsPlus?

  • Provides detailed analysis of your learners performance.Identify potential topics, skills and types of question where students may need to develop their learning further.
  • See actual scores for each exam question for a student, class or group.
  • Understand how your students’ performance compares with class and Pearson Edexcel national averages.
  • Acquire data that may support effective learning and teaching approaches. 

ResultsPlus

Post Results Service

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.

Post Results Service

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