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

12 August 2020

Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including the latest news about receiving grades for summer 2020.

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Summer 2020 results day

BTEC Firsts and BTEC Tech Award
20 August 2020
Results for internal units/components and qualifications
Rolling release 16 July-early August
Vocational qualifications Timeline infographic

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Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid-19 Conditions and Requirements

Here is Ofqual's regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Pearson’s approach to awarding results in Summer 2020

From the link below, you will access the document explaining Pearson's approach to awarding results in Summer 2020, in line with the extraordinary regulatory framework. 

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VTQs Statistical Model for Summer 2020

Walk through of the VTQs statistical model used to issue grades in summer 2020.

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Getting results on the day

Find out how you can access results through edexcel online from the link below.

Receiving results through edexcel online

You can also watch a short video on how to access the external assessment results from the link below.

Centre Appeals for Vocational and Technical

The details of the appeals process that has been specifically designed for summer 2020 results has been released. This appeals process applies to GCSEs, AS, A levels, Extended Project Qualifications and the Advanced Extension Award in maths. It also applies to International GCSEs, International Advanced levels (IAL), vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) and Functional Skills qualifications where we have used a calculated approach to award qualifications this summer.

See further details of the appeals process and grounds for appeal

2020-2021 Academic year 

Ofqual update: The direction ahead for vocational and technical qualifications

Access the Ofqual document, setting the factors and principles shaping their operation and regulation for the vocational and technical qualifications, from the link below. 

The direction ahead for vocational and technical qualifications (PDF)

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