BTEC Performing Arts post results services 2017

Tue Aug 15 10:05:00 UTC 2017

This update covers the post results services available to you for BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Performing Arts this summer, including key deadlines.

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BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts

Can I get a breakdown of marks for unit 1: Individual Showcase?

You can request a copy of the examiner mark sheet (Learner Record Sheet) in lieu of ATS. This gives you a breakdown of the total mark between the 3 marking grids. It does not provide annotations/comments from the examiner.

A photocopy of the examiner notes sheet is available for free by requesting ATSC via Edexcel Online. The deadline for this service is 4 October 2017.

I have just received my learners' results and I am unhappy with them. What can I do?

You can:

  • Re-enter your learners for the unit in the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Request a clerical review (EAR1)
  • Request a review of marking (EAR2).

When can the learners resit unit 1 for NQF BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts?

The next assessment for Unit 1 NQF BTEC First in Performing Arts will be Summer 2018; learners will be required to use the new externally set task, which will be released in September 2017.

When can the learners resit unit 8: Performing Arts Industry for NQF BTEC First Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts?

Learners can resit unit 8 at any time. 

How many times can they resit?

At the moment students can resit an external unit as many times as they wish. 

I want my students to resit units 1 or 8; how do I do this if I have claimed certification?

Where a certification claim has been made for an NQF BTEC qualification, but the learner wants to resit an externally assessed unit to improve their grade, you firstly need to decline their overall qualification grade. You may decline the grade before the certificate is issued; for a learner receiving their results in August, you should decline the grade by emailing the request to examsofficers@pearson.com before the end of September if the learner intends to resit an external assessment.

After certification, learners who want to reject the grade(s) achieved must make a request to decline the grade(s) through their centre. These requests need to be made within five weeks of the certification issue date. You'll need to return all certification documentation to us, along with a covering letter explaining why the grade(s) should be declined.

We'll process all requests that we receive within five weeks of the certification issue date free of charge. If you make a request after that, we can only accept it while the learner registration and programme approval is still valid and we will charge a duplicate certificate fee.

What support is available to me?

The Lead Examiner report will be available on the qualification page on results day.

There will be feedback events in the autumn term. 

Book a place on a BTEC First Performing Arts training event.

To allow time for EAR services for the externally assessed components of the qualification, certificates will be sent at the same time as GCE/GCSE certificates, to arrive in centres before 31 October.

BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts

When is the next re-sit opportunity?

January 2018 for Unit 1 and Summer 2018 for Unit 3.

What post results services are available?

EAR 1, 2, ATS (a photocopy of the learner record sheet is available in lieu of access to scripts). 

How can I apply for post results services?

You can raise a post-results request by clicking on the post results menu option on the BTEC page in Edexcel Online.

Post Results Services.

Do the external units need to be passed in order to achieve the qualification?

Yes, learners must achieve all external units at pass grade or above. Learners are permitted to resit any external assessment only once during their programme.

Are there any other options if the learner has not passed the external units?

You can decline the grades if the learner has not had a resit otherwise there are no other options.

How many times can the learner re-sit the unit?

Once.

How do I view the mark awarded to each learner?

The final mark awarded to each learner can be viewed by accessing the view results by learner or by assessment booking under the external assessment option in the BTEC menu of Edexcel Online.

Where can I find an explanation of how my qualification and/or external assessment component grade has been calculated?

Converting marks, points and grades

What support is available to me?

The Lead Examiner reports will be available on results day. on the qualification page

There will be feedback and training events in the autumn term. 

Book a place on a BTEC Nationals Performing Arts training event.

To allow time for EAR services for the externally assessed components of the qualification, certificates will be sent at the same time as GCE/GCSE certificates, to arrive in centres before 31 October.

Enquiries About Results

Enquiries About Results (EAR) and requests for copies of the Examiner Mark Sheet can only be submitted via Edexcel Online. You will need to ensure that you have applied for a post-results service by 21 September 2017, as applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

The below post-results services are available to you:

EAR1

Post-results service 1 is a clerical check, with an SLA of 20 days after the request has been acknowledged. This service costs £11.10 per learner.

This service constitutes a check of all clerical procedures that lead to the issue of a result. This service might be considered when anomalous results have been issued for one learner, compared with the rest of the cohort.

This service includes a check on the following:

  • all parts of the test have been marked
  • the totalling of marks
  • the recording of marks
  • the application of any adjustments
  • the application of grade thresholds.

EAR2

Post-results service 2 is a review of the marking of the task, with an SLA of 30 days after the request has been acknowledged. This service costs £35.90.

This service will include:

• a clerical re-check (EAR1)
• a review of marking of the components of the exam by a senior examiner.

An application for an Enquiry About Results (EAR) will only be accepted if a recording of the performance was supplied to the examiner.

The EAR request will be cancelled, and closed, if a recording of the performance was not supplied to the original examiner.

You can also request a copy of the examiner mark sheet (Learner Record Sheet) in lieu of ATS. This gives you a breakdown of the total mark between the 3 marking grids. It does not provide annotations/comments from the examiner.

A photocopy of the examiner notes sheet is available for free by requesting ATSC via Edexcel Online. 

I hope you have found this update useful. Should you wish to discuss this or anything else further, please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,

Paul

Paul Webster, Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts subject advisor
Paul WebsterDrama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
UK: 020 7010 2189
Intl: +44 (0) 20 7010 2189
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