BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology: September 2017 update
Read the latest information on BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology, including key dates and documents.
BTEC Nationals (2010)
For the BTEC Nationals (2010) the OSCA window opened on 22 August and will close on 17 October 2017. The results will be released on 7 November 2017. Once the registration for OSCA has lapsed on 1 August, Lead Internal Verifiers must re-register by 30 September 2017 to ensure their registration remains active.
BTEC Nationals (2016, 2017 and 2018)
For Music Technology we now have the full suite of sizes available. This now includes a 180 Guided Learning Hour Certificate size and two 360 GLH Extended Certificates.
We are currently developing a brand new suite for Music and the specification will appear online later this term. It will be available for first teaching in September 2018 and will be submitted for consideration on 2020 performance measures in England.
This summer has seen the first external assessments for the new BTEC Nationals in Music Technology. You will be able to access the question papers online from 11 July with the mark schemes being available from 25 July. The results will be issued on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and they can be released to candidates on this day. The Principal Examiner's report for each externally assessed unit will also be published online on results day.
You can find the results for externally assessed units for your cohorts via Edexcel Online.
Enquiries about results (EAR)
If you're a centre with a concern about a student's results, you can use our post-results services. We have details about these services and their cost online.
Visit the 'Enquiries about results' pages
Access To Scripts
After the summer 2017 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 until the final post-results deadline for each exam series:
- Summer 2017 - Thursday 28 September
Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the post-results 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.
These scripts will also be free of charge, but the final dates to request them are the same as the published JCQ Access to Scripts deadlines.
Visit the 'Access to scripts' pages
Post Results Fees
Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2017 can be found online.
See 'Post results fees' from 1 August 2017
Get an overview of how we mark assessments and consistently award grades that fairly reflect a learner's performance. This includes setting grade boundaries and converting raw marks to UMS.
Visit the 'Understanding marks' pages
The external assessments will achieve a 'raw mark' when the work is assessed against the marking grids for that external assessment. Grade boundaries are then set for the raw marks againast the set points boundaries for Pass, Merit and Distinction issued in the specification.
To help with your planning, assessment and quality assurance processes we have produced pro formas and guides for all key aspects.
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Book on to a free webinar to get started
We now have dates available for Music Technology Getting Ready to Teach training events and Feedback events on the last summer's assessments to book online now.
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|21 September 2017||EAR1 and EAR2 deadline|
|21 September 2017||Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline|
|28 September 2017||Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline|
|30 September 2017||Registration as Lead IV for BTEC Nationals (2010) specifications deadline|
|30 September 2017||Register as Lead IV and confirm completion of standardisation material for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) specifications deadline|
|20 October 2017||Online standardisation window closes for Lead IV accreditation on BTEC (2010) specifications|
|20 October 2017||Entry deadline for January assessment window|
|1 November 2017||Deadline for registrations for 2017–18 academic year programmes|
|3 November 2017||Online standardisation for Lead IV accreditation on BTEC (2010) specifications results released|
|11 December 2017||Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part A January assessment window|
|8 January 2018||Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part B January assessment window|
|8 January 2018 - 12 January 2018||Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task January assessment window|
|22 January 2018||Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task January assessment window|
|7 March 2018||Release of results to centres and learners for January assessments|
|15 March 2018||Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline|
|21 March 2018||Entry deadline for summer assessment window|
|5 April 2018||EAR1 and EAR2 deadline for January assessments|
|16 April 2018||Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part A summer assessment window|
|23 April 2018||Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part B January assessment window|
|23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018||Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task summer assessment window|
|30 April 2018||Release date for BTEC Nattionals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task|
|30 April 2018 - 14 May 2018||Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task|
|10 May 2018||Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task|
|10 May 2018 - 23 May 2018||Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task|
|15 May 2018||Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task summer assessment window|
|25 May 2018||Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task|
|25 May 2018||Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task|