BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: December 2020 update

Wed Dec 02 14:03:15 UTC 2020

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

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Adaptations for 2020/21

We have been able to confirm adaptations to units and components for this academic year due to the impact of Covid-19. These are generally a reduction in the assessment evidence required to meet the grading criteria. These adaptations are detailed in the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Guidance available on the website. The guidance also gives ideas of approaching units and components using remote delivery and considering social distancing.

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External Assessments

The external assessment task for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice will be found within the 'Secure Tests' area of the website on the release date, 4 January 2021. This will be gold padlocked, which means you will need to get your Exams Officer to download the task for you as a standard Edexcel Online account won't be able to access the material.

Access the Secure Tests pages

The paper-based exams for BTEC Firsts will continue to be sent to centres as normal.

Key Dates

From this year any external assessments for units that are released online will no longer be found on the qualification page. The external assessment task for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice will be found within the 'Secure Tests' area of the website on the release date, 27 January 2020. This will be gold padlocked, which means you will need to get your Exams Officer to download the task for you as a standard Edexcel Online account won't be able to access the material.

Access the Secure Tests pages

The paper-based exams for BTEC Firsts will continue to be sent to centres as normal.

From this year any external assessments for units that are released online will no longer be found on the qualification page. The external assessment task for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice will be found within the 'Secure Tests' area of the website on the release date, 27 January 2020. This will be gold padlocked, which means you will need to get your Exams Officer to download the task for you as a standard Edexcel Online account won't be able to access the material.

Access the Secure Tests pages

The paper-based exams for BTEC Firsts will continue to be sent to centres as normal.

From this year any external assessments for units that are released online will no longer be found on the qualification page. The external assessment task for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice will be found within the 'Secure Tests' area of the website on the release date, 27 January 2020. This will be gold padlocked, which means you will need to get your Exams Officer to download the task for you as a standard Edexcel Online account won't be able to access the material.

Access the Secure Tests pages

The paper-based exams for BTEC Firsts will continue to be sent to centres as normal.

Date Event
4 January 2021 Music Practice - Component 3: Responding to a Commercial Music Brief release date
4 January - 10 May 2021 Music Practice - Component 3: Responding to a Commercial Music Brief assessment window
7 January 2021 Music - Unit 1: The Music Industry January assessment
12 January 2021 Music - Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis January assessment
17 March 2021 Release of results to centres and learners for January assessments
14 April 2021 RoMM Service 1, RoMM Service 2 and RoMM Service 3 deadline for January assessments
21 April 2021 Access to Scripts deadline for January assessments
12 May 2021 Submission deadline for Music Practice - Component 3: Responding to a Commercial Music Brief
15 May 2021 Deadline for first sample to SV
25 May 2021 Music - Unit 1: The Music Industry summer assessment
30 May 2021 Deadline for first sampling
15 June 2021 Music - Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis summer assessment
15 June 2021 Deadline for further sampling to SV (if required)
30 June 2021 Deadline for any further sampling (if required)
5 July 2021 Deadline for reporting results in order to receive certificates for August results day

Subject advisor

Jeffery Hole

Music and Music Technology
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