BTEC Level 2 Results Day - BTEC Firsts in Engineering

Wed Jun 27 14:07:00 UTC 2018

This update is to remind you how to access some documents and services that you may need during the results period for BTEC BTEC Firsts in Engineering

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BTEC Level 2 results day: Wednesday 22 August 

Learners can be informed on this day and don’t have to wait until GCSE results day on Thursday to receive their results.

On-demand testing

On-demand testing involves having several live tests available at any one time so that they can be allocated to your learners at random. This means that your learners will not sit the same test. As is the case with all exams, different tests may have different grade boundaries (which can mean that learners with the same score might obtain a different grade).

This system offers great flexibility as learners can be entered at short notice and they can be entered when they are ready. There is however a flexibility-visibility trade-off. As the tests are live until they are retired, the question papers, mark schemes, examiners' reports and grade boundaries can only be known after a test has been retired. This means that we cannot offer an Access To Scripts service for these tests.

Grade boundaries for on-demand tests are only available once a test has been retired. They are published in the Examiner’s Report.

Unit 1 for BTEC First Engineering is assessed with an on-screen, on-demand test. 

Grade boundaries for the latest set of externally assessed units

The grade boundaries for the May 2018 exam series externally assessed units (Unit 9) for BTEC First Engineering are available on Results Day on the Grade Boundaries page of the website. 

Access grade boundaries

Please note that the raw mark grade boundaries change from series to series.

Grade Statistics

The grade statistics for the 2017-2018 academic year are published in late October on the Grade Statistics page of the website.

Access grade statistics

These statistics can be used for benchmarking purposes.

Please note that in line with all qualifications, learner achievement is reported at qualification level and not at unit level.

Access to Scripts (ATS)

Signed consent from each learner, obtained after the publication of results, is required as a condition of using our free Access To Scripts service.

Results Day may be your only opportunity to obtain such consent so you may wish to have a set of Candidate Consent Forms ready for learners to sign as they collect their results.

You will find this form in Appendix B of the JCQ Post-results Services booklet.

Learn more about this service by reading the user guide and FAQs.

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Review of Marking and Moderation (formerly Enquiry About Results)

If you're a centre with a concern about a student's results, you can use our post-results services. We have details about these services and their cost online.

Find out more about our post-results services

Question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports

Question paper from summer 2018 series for unit 9 ia available on the qualification page, under course materials - external assessment tab.

On results day (22 August) mark schemes and examiner reports will also be available from the same page.

I wish you a restful summer break ahead.

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