January 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update | Pearson qualifications

January 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update

Wed Jan 11 09:24:00 UTC 2023

Dear colleagues,

I hope that this new term has started brightly and things are going well for you and your students so far. Here is your January 2023 update with all the latest news on our BTEC Performing Arts qualifications.

In this update you will find:

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Tech Award 2017 Component 3 Guidance and Support

To help teachers and students prepare for this year's Component 3 task, we have produced some guidance and support, including a recorded discussion with the Chief Examiner for C3, Helen Turner, a recorded performance and the written activities for three learners.
We hope you find these useful and inspiring. 

Timetables for spring and summer terms

You can find the timetables for the externally assessed units and components for spring and summer assessments on our website


Accessing Externally Assessed Tasks

You can find the externally assessed tasks for Component 3 (Tech Award), Unit 1, 3, 5 and 7 (Nationals) and Unit 1: Individual Showcase (BTEC Firsts) on our Secure Tests webpage.

Only your exams office can download these tasks, so please ask them if you you need to access the materials

Secure Test access page

Forthcoming Release Dates

Unit 3 Group Performance Workshop: 9 Jan 2023

Component 3 Responding To A Brief: 23 Jan 2023

Unit 5 Individual Performance Commission: 13 Mar 2023

Unit 7 Employment Opportunities: 20 Mar 2023

New training events for BTEC International Performing Arts

We have new free online training events for level 2 and 3 BTEC International Performing Arts qualifications

New training events for BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts 

We have some new online training events for BTEC HNs in Performing Arts (and Music) 

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (2022) updates

Please see links below to access the latest information and updates on the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts 2022. 

Access the specification page

Access the key dates schedule

Access quality assurance documents

New FAQ guidance for Components 1 and 2 

I get lots of questions about the new internally assessed Components on the Tech Award, so we've put together a Frequently Asked Questions guide specifically for Performing Arts

Guidance for selecting existing professional repertoire

We have produced some additional guidance for teachers to help with selecting suitable repertoire and performance material for Components 1 and 2 in the new Tech Award in Performing Arts 


Assessment tracker tool

This is a tool that can help with the moderated assessment of components 1 and 2.

You can create Assessment Record documents and provide ongoing reports for learner feedback.

Exemplar Standardisation Materials for BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts 2022

To help you with assessing your students' work, we have produced Exemplar Standardisation Materials for Components 1 and 2 in Performing Arts, Dance and Production. 

Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in your delivery. You can access contact details from the contact card below.

Keep up the good work and see you in the second half of the autumn term! 


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