BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology August Results Day update

Wed Aug 09 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Read the update to prepare for Results Days in August for BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology. It includes details of all post-results services and key dates.

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This summer has seen the first external assessments for the new BTEC Nationals in Music Technology. 

The results will be issued on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and they can be released to candidates on this day. BTEC Firsts results will be issued on Wednesday 23 August 2017 and these can be released to candidates on the same day also. The Principal Examiner's report for each externally assessed unit will also be published online on results day.

You can find the results for externally assessed units for your cohorts via Edexcel Online.

To work out a learner's overall grade we have developed a BTEC Grade Calculator. These are available online for BTEC Firsts and the new BTEC Nationals.

See the BTEC Grade Calculator

Post-results services

Enquiries about results (EAR)

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.

Visit the 'Enquiries about results' pages

Access To Scripts

After the summer 2017 results are published in August, centres will be able to view and download scripts which have been marked online free of charge from our Self-Service Portal via Edexcel Online.

The Self-Service Portal will be available until the final post-results deadline for each exam series:

  • Summer 2017 - Thursday 28 September

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the post-results deadline.

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.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), centres will have to request them via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

These scripts will also be free of charge, but the final dates to request them are the same as the published JCQ Access to Scripts deadlines.

Visit the 'Access to scripts' pages

Post Results Fees

Details of all updated fees for our post results services  from 1 August 2017 can be found online.

See 'Post results fees' from 1 August 2017

Understanding marks

Get an overview of how we mark assessments and consistently award grades that fairly reflect a learner's performance. This includes setting grade boundaries and converting raw marks to UMS.

Visit the 'Understanding marks' pages

The external assessments will achieve a 'raw mark' when the work is assessed against the marking grids for that external assessment. Grade boundaries are then set for the raw marks againast the set points boundaries for Pass, Merit and Distinction issued in the specification.

BTEC Firsts key dates

Date Event
23 August 2017 Results released to candidates
31 August 2017 Enquiries About Results 2 Priority (EAR2P) deadline
31 August 2017 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
21 September 2017 EAR1 and EAR2 deadline
21 September 2017 Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline
28 September 2017 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline

BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) key dates

Date Event
16 August 2017 Results released to candidates BTEC Nationals (2016)
24 August 2017 Enquiries About Results 2 Priority (EAR2P) deadline
24 August 2017 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
21 September 2017 EAR1 and EAR2 deadline
21 September 2017 Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline
28 September 2017 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
Jeffery HoleMusic and Music Technology
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