BTEC Firsts in Music: May 2016 update

Tue May 03 11:00:00 UTC 2016

Welcome to my update for BTEC Firsts in Music for May 2016, which includes information on key dates and training events.

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The deadline to complete the first samples for NQF qualifications is 15 June 2016. You will need to work with your Standards Verifier to meet the deadline and make sure that their reports can be completed by this date.

We want to continue developing the resources and support material available to all centres delivering BTEC qualifications and we want to encourage centres to share best practice as there are many centres that have innovative ways of delivering and assessing work. I would like any centres to send in any assignment briefs they feel could inspire other centres and to also send in anonymised marked learner work so that we can support centres in assessing to the standard across the grading criteria. If you would be interested in submitting anything, please email: teachingmusic@pearson.com.

The exams for the externally assessed units in the BTEC Firsts are fast approaching. The dates are listed in the key dates section of this update. If you intend to offer mock exams leading up to this, past papers can be found on the course materials page under the external assessments tab.

Key dates

Date Event
19 May 2016 BTEC Level 2 Music Industry 21512E exam
24 May 2016 BTEC Level 2 Music and Production Analysis 20375F exam
15 June 2016 Deadline for completing first standards verification samples
15 July 2016 Deadline for completing all standards verification samples
25 August 2016 Results released to candidates for June 2016 exam series

Training events

The latest Getting Ready to Teach and training events have been announced. To book your place on an event or to be placed on the waiting list the event details can be found on our training page.

I hope you have found this information useful.

Kind regards,

Jeffery Hole

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