BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: November 2021 update
Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including the latest news about assessments and awarding in 2021/22.
Adaptations for assessments in 2021-22
There are adaptations that are in place for this academic year if they are needed. You should plan to deliver and assess units/components as normal but if this isn't possible then you can use the adaptations that apply to your qualification.
We have confirmed the in-unit adaptations for all BTEC qualifications and the approach to streamlined assessment that can be used this academic year, if needed.
All BTEC external assessments for 2021/22 are expected to go ahead. In light of feedback from centres, the January series will commence one week later (from 12 January) with results day moving to 23 March. The February series will also commence one week later (from 7 February) with results day moving to 6 April.
Final timetables for January, February and March 2022 are now up on the website and included in the BTEC External Assessment Overview document.
The summer 2022 exam timetables have been finalised and published.
Redeveloped BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice
Last September the DfE published the technical guidance for KS4 qualifications to be included in 2024 performance tables in England. To meet these new requirements, Pearson has submitted revised BTEC Tech Award qualifications and the revised specifications.
The BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice has largely retained the same content and it is the processes for internal assessment that have changed.
The draft specification, Sample Assessment Material and example Pearson Set Assignments have been published and it is intended to be available for first teaching from September 2022.
There are Getting Ready to Teach events available to book on to now for the redeveloped BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice. There is also a BTEC customer briefing for this academic year. You can find BTEC training events by filtering using the keyword 'music' on the training page.