BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: February 2021 update

12 February 2021

Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including the latest information for summer 2021.

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Adaptations for 2020/21

We are waiting for the outcome of the Ofqual consultation and this is expected before the end of this month. In the meantime, 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. We have also been able to confirm that for some qualifications there can be a reduction in assessment for a number of GLH/units.

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External Assessment

BTEC externally set and marked tasks and exams scheduled in February, March and summer will not be going ahead, there will be alternative arrangements to be put in place. The one exception is exams that are part of licence to practise qualifications (e.g. childcare), where we are reviewing what the consultation means for affected students.

Subject advisor

Jeffery Hole

Music and Music Technology
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