BTEC Level 3 Results Day - Summer 2018
This update is to remind you how to access some documents and services that you may need during the results period for BTEC Level 3 IT and Computing qualifications.
BTEC Level 3 results day: 15 August 2018
BTEC Results are available on Wednesday 15 August. Learners can be informed on this day and don’t have to wait until A level results day on Thursday to receive their results.
Raw marks and grade points for Externally assessed units
To find out about the raw marks your learners have achieved in the externally assessed units, please follow the instructions below.
- Log in to Edexcel Online
- Enter your centre number
- From the drop down menu, select BTEC.
- Hover over External Assessment from the menu
- Select 'view results by assessment booking'
- Fill in series/programme/unit and click next.
- Select programme and click export results.
You will get a csv file with the information you want. The information for the grade points is in the column headed UMS.
Please note that in order to access this you will need the ‘Results’ box ticked in your Edexcel Online User Profile. It is not the policy of all centres to make this available so you may have to ask your Exams Officer to print out the spreadsheet for you. See tutorial video below.
Grade boundaries for the latest set of externally assessed units
The grade boundaries for the May 2018 exam series externally assessed units are available on Results Day on the Grade Boundaries page of the website.
Please note that the raw mark grade boundaries change from series to series. The Raw to Point Calculator is on the website to confirm how the raw marks are converted to Points for past series it can be found
Grade statistics – BTEC Results for benchmarking
The grade statistics for the 2017-2018 academic year are published in late October on the Grade Statistics page of the website.
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)
Our Access to Script (ATS) services allow you to request copies of your candidates' marked exam papers. Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Principal Examiner's Report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.
To use the free access to script service, you need to have candidate consent.
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.
How does ATS work?
First, you need to have the Exam Viewer box ticked in your Edexcel Online User profile. If you don’t, please ask your Exams Officer to do this. Your EO may have to phone your account specialist to get your profile updated.
Second, select the menu option ‘Script Viewer’ at the bottom of the opening menu in Edexcel Online. This will open the self-service portal.
This service is available for Unit 1 and Unit 2 in the Computing Suite and Unit 1 from the IT suite and is available until 14 December.
Unit 3 & 4 from the Computing suite and Units 2, 11 & 14 from the IT suite have been marked 'traditionally' (i.e. not online). This means that you will have to request scripts via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series. These scripts will also be free of charge, but the final date to request them through Edexcel Online is 27 September. After this date centres must email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the scripts/examiner record sheet up to 14 December 2018.
Enquiry About Results (EAR)
You can request us to review the marking of exam papers for individual candidates and the results for each candidate will be reported separately. Candidates must be informed that their marks and subject grades may be lowered and must provide their written consent before an application is submitted.
A suggested form you can use is included as Appendix A, on page 19 of the JCQ Post-Results booklet.
The fee for a Service 2 EAR Enquiry About Results is £35.90 per unit.
Changing a learner registration after the results (dropping down)
If a learner is not eligible for a qualification having achieved a U for example in an externally assessed unit, it may be possible to transfer to a smaller size.
For example, you have claimed the Computing Level 3 Foundation Diploma and a learner has received a U outcome for Unit 8. The learner has sufficient units to be able to claim the Level 3 National Extended Certificate.
Please ask your Exams Officer to change the registration in Edexcel Online. There is a video for Exams Officers in Edexcel Online called ‘Transfers’ to explain how this is done.
Question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports
Question papers from summer 2018 series are available on the qualification pages, under course materials - external assessment.
On results day (15 August) mark schemes and examiner reports will also be available from the same pages.
Please scroll down and click on ‘Show more’ at the bottom of the page.
If a learner has received a U outcome this summer for their first attempt at an externally assessed unit, the learner may require you to withdraw the certificate claim and resit in the next exam series.
Please ask your Exams Officer to contact us.