July 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update | Pearson qualifications

July 2023 BTEC Performing Arts update

Wed Jul 12 08:24:00 UTC 2023

Dear colleagues,

As we approach the end of term, I'd like to thank you for all your hard work this year and I hope you enjoy a well-earned rest if you will shortly be enjoying the summer break.

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

Here is your July 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 FAQs

Here are the questions that seem to be on the minds of a lot of Tech Award teachers at the moment:

Q: Can a student use the same production/repertoire if they are retaking Component 1 or 2? 
A: Yes, a student can use the same production/repertoire if they retake a PSA.

Q: If a student retakes a Component, is it the highest or the newest mark that counts towards their final qualification grade?
A: It will be the highest mark acheived 

Q: Is the mark scheme changing for Component 3 or will it be the same as we used in the 2017 specification?
A: The mark scheme will remain the same

Vocational and technical qualifications grading in 2023 

Ofqual have released a blog about their role as regulators of vocational and technical qualifications, and what grading might look like this academic year

Ofqual grading 2023 blog

Start the Year network events for BTEC Performing and Production ArtsĀ 

In September I will be running network events for our level 2 and 3 BTEC Performing Arts and Production Arts qualifications.

In these events, we will:

  • Reflect on the Summer exam series for external and internal components and units
  • Look at the key events and up to date information for this new academic year
  • Share ideas, resources and approaches to teaching the components
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and network
BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts (Tech Award and Firsts)

7 September 2023


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BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts and Production Arts

14 September 2023



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Timetables and key dates for 2023-24

If you are running the Tech Award in Performing Arts, here are the key dates you need to know:

PSAs C1 and C2 January series released 1 Sept 23 deadline for submission 15 Dec 23
PSAs C1 and C2 June series released 1 Dec 23 deadline for submission 1 May 24
Component 3 released 8 Jan 24 deadline for submission 8 May 24


For BTEC Firsts and Nationals, here are the winter and summer timetables: 

Winter timetables (external assessments taking place Nov-Jan)

Summer timetables (assessment windows Jan-May)

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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