BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology: May 2019 update

Read the latest information on BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology, including key dates.

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Pearson Support Portal

We recently launched the Pearson Support Portal. This is the new way to contact us if you have any questions about any of our products or services. 

To use the new Portal you will need to log in using your Edexcel online log in details, after which you will be able to contact us directly and:

  • Open a support case and submit queries directly to us
  • Receive email updates from us (these emails will be sent from customersupport.reply@pearson.com - so please be sure to add that to your trusted email list)
  • Securely track progress and view all your cases and related correspondence 

Our support portal also offers access to a large knowledgebase of features, content and answers to FAQs that we hope you will find useful, including:

  • Popular topics
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To help you explore the new portal we have created a User Guide, that you can download and view.

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As part of the portal there are new, public subject communities, where you can ask questions, share ideas, network and read frequently asked questions. Although you will be able to see all posts without logging in, you will need to log in with your Edexcel online details to post a comment. 

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Summer 2019 assessment

We are now in May and the deadline for completing first dampling is approaching rapidly. This must be completed by 30 May and I ask you to work with your SV to make sure they have all necessary documents in time so they can complete the sampling and reporting by deadline. Any further sampling must be completed by 30 June and again I ask you to work with your SV to meet this deadline.

The external assessments for the new Music and Music Technology specifications need to be submitted in the next few weeks. Unit 5 and 6 for Music Technology had their submission dates earlier this month on 10 May and 14 May respctively. Unit 7 for Music Technology must be submitted by 23 May. The submission dates for the external assessments in Music are in June and unit 3 must be submitted by 4 June and unit 2 by 18 June. Results will be released on 14 August 2019.

Post results services

After the summer 2019 results are published in August, centres will be able to view and download scripts which have been marked online free of charge from our self-service portal via Edexcel Online.

The self-service portal will be available between the following dates for the summer 2019 series:

  • Wednesday 14 August 2019 - Friday 13 December 2019

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the deadline.

Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Principal Examiner's Report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), centres will have to request them via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

Training

There are new training events for the new BTEC Nationals in Music and BTEC Nationals in Music Technology.

Book your place on a Music or Music Technology training event

Key dates

Date Event
8 May 2019 - 21 May 2019 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 to 2018) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task summer assessment window
13 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2018) in Music Unit 3 Task summer assessment window
30 May 2019 Deadline for first sampling
3 June 2019 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2018) in Music Unit 2 Task Part S summer assessment window
3 June 2019 - 14 June 2019 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2018) in Music Unit 2 Task summer assessment window
30 June 2019 Deadline for any further sampling
4 July 2019 Deadline for reporting results in order to receive certificates for August results day
14 August 2019 Results released to centres and learners
22 August 2019 RoMM Service P2 deadline
19 September 2019 RoMM Service 1 and RoMM Service 2 deadline
19 September 2019 Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline
26 September 2019 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
13 December 2019 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
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