July 2021 Design and Technology update | Pearson qualifications

July 2021 Design and Technology update

14 July 2021

Here is your July 2021 update for Design and Technology.

In this last update of the year, we will focus on results days, appeals and the autumn 2021 series. In addition to that, we will look at the latest Ofqual consultation outcome for non-examined assessment (NEA) in 2022.

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Results days

A level (Level 3) GCSE (Level 1/2)
10 August 2021 12 August 2021


Through the link below, you can access information and support on the summer 2021 appeals process for all centres following our UK and international academic qualifications.

Access the 'appeals summer 2021' page

Autumn 2021 series

Ofqual confirmed that there will be an exam series in autumn 2021 for any student who receives a teacher-assessed grade (TAG) this summer, or who an exam board reasonably believes would have entered for the exams in summer 2021 had they taken place, can take the corresponding GCSE, AS and A level exams in autumn 2021.

Accordinly, exam boards are required to offer exams in all GCSE and A level subjects. unless there are no entries by the entry deadline.

As long as there are entries, exams in autumn 2021 series will be offered for GCSE and A level Design and Technology

Entry deadlines

A level Design and Technology 8 September 2021
GCSE Design and Technology 4 October 2021

Exam dates

A level Design and Technology (9DT0 01)  11 October 2021 - AM
GCSE Design and Technology (1DT0 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F) 18 November 2021 - PM

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On 16 June, Ofqual has published the consultation decision on arrangements for non-exam assessment for qualifications in 2022 and confirmed that adjustments will be allowed for GCSE and A level Design and Technology.

Read more here

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022.

Read the consultation here

Training events

We are currently scheduling training events, which will include the module 4 of the coursework marking training event. 

Module 1-3 are on-demand and can be accessed from the link below. From this link, you will also be able to access on-demand training for;

  • New to Edexcel D&T (GCSE and A level)
  • Feedback on summer 2019 series (full series)

To access the above on-demand training, please use the filters:

  • Step 1 - GCSE or A level 
  • Step 2 - Design and Technology

Access on-demand training page here


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