BTEC Firsts in Music: November 2016 update

4 November 2016

Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music, including key dates, latest news and resources.

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There have been updated guides added to the website for Internal Assessment, Internal Verification and Standards Verification. I have included these in the document list to give you the latest information and guidance.

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If you would like to check any assignments you have written for any BTEC National specification you can submit them through the Assignment Checking Service to receive feedback from a Standards Verifier.

Submit an assignment to the Assignment checking service

We are currently recruiting examiners and Standards Verifiers for BTEC Music. If you would like to gain further insight in to the qualification and develop your skills further please apply.

Apply to be a Standards Verifier or an examiner

I will be holding a Q&A session for BTEC Firsts in Music via Facebook at 8.30am - 9.00am on Wednesday 16 November. If you would like to ask any questions about the specifications please message the Pearson Music Facebook page.

Pearson Music Facebook page.

Network Event

Oasis Academy are setting up network meetings for BTEC Music courses in Salford. The first of these will be on 29 November at 4pm at Oasis Academy Media City UK, King William Street, Salford. For further information please contact

Key Dates

Date Event
1 November 2016 Registration deadline for academic year programmes 2016/17
17 January 2017 21512E Unit 1: The Music Industry Exam
20 January 2017 20375F Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis Exam
31 January 2017 Deadline for deletion of learners enrolled in September/October 2016
21 March 2017 Deadline for entries in the May/June 2017 exam series
15 May 2017 21512E Unit 1: The Music Industry Exam
22 May 2017 20375F Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis Exam
30 May 2017 Deadline for first sampling
30 June 2017 Deadline for any further sampling

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