June 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update | Pearson qualifications

June 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update

20 June 2023

Dear colleagues,

I do hope that this term is going well for you so far.

If you ever need to get in touch, please use my details below.

Here is your June 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 22 moderation

The moderation process for the June 23 series is drawing to a conclusion, and the deadline for submitting amendments to the grades is this Friday, 23rd June.

Moderation is quite a different process to Standards Verification, and it might be that you need some extra support with understanding the processes involved.

You might find our guidance on the moderation process useful. 

Moderator reports guidance 

Tech Award moderation processes

You can also get in touch with me if you have any questions, using my contact details at the bottom of the page.


Pearson Performing Arts and Drama Podcasts

I recorded a series of conversations with the Principal Moderators for Components 1 and 2 about teaching and assessing the components. We hope that you find them useful. 

You can also access an in-depth conversation with the Lead Examiner for Component 3 too.

If you are interested in talking part in future podcasts or have suggestions on content you'd like to hear please do get in touch with me via my contact details below.

Pearson Performing Arts and Drama Podcasts

Working as a Standards Verifier

Are you interested in working for us as a Standards Verifier?

We are running some 30 minute sessions this term to provide more understanding about the role of Standards Verifier within the BTEC suite of qualifications.

We will outline the expectations and time commitment required and outline the benefits of working as a Standards Verifier, finishing with next steps and the application process. 

Monday 26th June 2023 4pm -4.30pm
Information session about becoming a Standards Verifier in BTEC

Tuesday 27th June 2023 4pm -4.30pm
Information session about becoming a Standards Verifier in BTEC

Wednesday 28th June 2023 4pm -4.30pm
Information session about becoming a Standards Verifier for BTEC

RIDE resource for Dance 

RIDE (Representation in Dance Education) resource is a  free resource for teachers.

The aim of RIDE is to support teachers and educators to deliver content that is authentic, diverse and inclusive. Teachers will also be able to find global majority artists and companies local to them to support the delivery of dance in their school.

This resource showcases global majority dance work through three distinct areas:

  • Dance Works
  • Artists, workshops and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Music List

There is a brand new updated version of the resource released on Thursday 22nd June 

RIDE resource for Dance 

Zoonation have released a new education pack to accompany their latest production, Sylvia. With contributions and guidance from BTEC teacher Rachel Howes, the pack contains a wealth of information and guidance that BTEC Tech Award and Nationals students will find useful.

Let's hope that the award winning show gets a further run in the West End or, better still, on national tour!

Speaking of which, Zoonation classic Message In a Bottle is on tour this year throughout the UK, and then across the world. You can find out more about the tour and the Zoonation education resources below

Message in a Bottle tour and pack

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Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in the teaching and assessment of our performing arts courses.
You can access contact details from the contact card below.


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