BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: August 2018 update
Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including performance measures, key dates and preparing for results.
2020 performance measures
DfE updated the qualifications included on perforamnce measures in England for 2020 at the end of July. I am pleased to say that the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice was included in performance measures for 2020. This means that you now have a choice between delivering either the BTEC First Award in Music or the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice from September 2018, as these are the only vocational music qualifications equivalent to a GCSE included on KS4 performance measures.
Summer 2018 results
For the external assessments from the summer series the results will be issued on Wednesday 22 August 2018 and they can be released to candidates on this day. 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.
Reviews of marking and moderation (RoMM)
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.
Access to scripts
After the summer 2018 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:
- Wednesday 22 August - Friday 14 December
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.
Post results fees
Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2018 can be found online.
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.
The grade boundaries for the May 2018 exam series externally assessed units are available on Results Day on the website. Please note that the raw mark grade boundaries change from series to series.
The grade statistics for the 2017-2018 academic year are published in late October on 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.
|22 August 2018||Results released to centres and learners|
|30 August 2018||RoMM Service P2 deadline|
|20 September 2018||RoMM Service 1, RoMM Service 2 and RoMM Service 3 deadline|
|20 September 2018||Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline|
|27 September 2018||Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline|
|14 December 2018||Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline|