BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: February 2022 update

8 February 2022

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

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Redeveloped BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice

We are pleased to announce that the redeveloped BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice has been included on Key Stage 4 performance measures in England for 2024. You can plan with confidence for delivery from September 2022 and access the specification, sample assessment material and sample Pearson Set Assignments. We will be producing further resources such as schemes of work and delivery guides to support you.

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Nominations for BTEC Awards 2022 are now open!

The BTEC Awards 2022 nominations are now open so if you know an exceptional BTEC learner, educator or centre, then nominate them for a BTEC Award.

The BTEC Awards are all about recognising and celebrating the hard work and dedication of BTEC learners, educators, schools and colleges from around the world. Nominating is easy; go to our website to find our nomination form, your guide to nominating and entry terms and conditions.

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External assessment

The results for the January series of BTEC Firsts external assessments will be released on 24 March 2022. Any learners that you want to sit the external assessments in the June series should have their entries made by 24 March 2022. Learners who sat BTEC assessments in the January 2022 series can be re-entered for June exams after January results have been issued, and no late fees will be charged. The entry deadline for these learners is 1 April 2022.

Key dates

Date Event
5 January 2022 Start of Supervised period for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: Component 3
24 March 2022 Release of results for January assessments
24 March 2022 Entry deadline for May/June assessment window
13 April 2022 Deadline for Reviews of Marking and Moderation for January assessments
9 May 2022 End of supervised period for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: Component 3
11 May 2022 Submission deadline for BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: Component 3
17 May 2022 Music - Unit 1: The Music Industry summer assessment
7 June 2022 Music - Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis summer assessment

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