BTEC Nationals IT - Unit 2 Frequently asked questions

Fri Oct 20 09:38:45 UTC 2017

As the next assessment window approaches it is a good time to make available the most recent collection of questions and answers. This will hopefully help to make the next assessment window run smoothly.

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Unit 2 - Creating Systems to Manage Information

External assessment by task.

  • A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.
  • The supervised assessment period is ten hours arranged over a number of sessions in a 1 week assessment period timetabled by Pearson.
  • Completed using a computer and submitted electronically.
  • 66 marks.

Below is an FAQ document which has been the collection of useful questions and answers to date.

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Note: The FAQ will continue to evolve please contact teachingICT@pearson.com to see if a newer version is available.

The documents below are the summer 2017 Administrative Support Guide (ASG) for Unit 2 there will be a new ASG every year to support the two assessment windows in each year.

The Mark Scheme for Unit 2 does not change and it is well worth having this close to hand when preparing your students for the assessment.

The Intsructions for Conducting External Assessments (ICEA) is an excellent place to start when trying to understand the general control requirements for the different types of external assessment used in the BTEC Nationals.

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