January 2022 Engineering update | Pearson qualifications

January 2022 Engineering update

7 January 2022

Here is your January 2022 update, bringing you the latest from the Engineering sector.

In this update:

  • Latest guidance on conducting external assessment in 2022 and managing absences
  • Teacher instructions for BTEC Tech Award in Engineering
  • January and February 2022 Results days
  • Summer 2022 external assessment timetables
  • DfE 2024 performance tables update
  • VQ bulletins
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Latest guidance on conducting external assessment in 2022 and managing absences

We have created this infographic to guide you in managing absences, in relation to learners taking external assessments.

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On the 4 January, we have updated our guidance relating to Special Considerations, Alternative Accommodation and Examination Invigilation, which you can find on the link below.

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Access all information on the adaptations and guidance from the teaching, learning and assessment in 2021/2022 page below.

Teaching, learning and assessment in 2022


Teacher instructions for BTEC Tech Award in Engineering

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering Component 3 February 2022 series external assessment is scheduled on 07/02/2022-10/02/2022 for Part 1, and 11/02/2022, am for Part 2.

The teacher instructions for this component was published on the 6 December to give centres a longer time than the usual 4 weeks to prepare the experiment. You can access the teacher instructions from the secure test page.

Access secure tests page here


January and February 2022 Results days

  • January 2022 BTEC Nationals results day – 23.03.2022
  • February 2022 BTEC First and Tech Award results day – 06.04.2022
     

Summer 2022 external assessment timetables

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You can access all timetables from the exam timetables page below.

Access exams timetables page

DfE 2024 performance tables update

On the 10th December, the DfE has confirmed the qualifications that are on the performance tables in 2024. 603/7049/X, Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering has not been approved for the 2024 Key Stage 4 Performance tables. We are asking the DfE to review the decision with an appeal and will let you know as soon as the outcome is available. At this moment in time, we do not have a timeframe for the outcome.

See the list of BTEC Tech Awards approved for 2024 performance measures

Access the 2024 performance tables here


VQ bulletins

As per previous communications, please make sure that you are receiving the VQ bulletins. These bulletins have valuable information and are designed to keep you up to date with the latest information.

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