Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: June 2019 update

Thu Jun 13 10:31:00 UTC 2019

Read the latest information on Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology, including information for results day, key dates and latest news.

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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 responses 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
  • popular products
  • trending articles. 

Access the Pearson Support Portal

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

Access the Pearson Support Portal guide

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. 

Access and join the Music community

Results and post results services

The question papers from this summer's assessments will be online and available to download from 2 July and the mark schemes will be available online from 23 July.

Results will be released to centres on 14 August with results released to candidates on 15 August.

ResultsPlus

ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Edexcel exams. It provides the most detailed analysis available of your students’ performance and helps you to identify topics and skills where your students could benefit from further learning, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their subject. 

Access ResultsPlus

Principal Examiner Report

The Principal Examiner compiles a report on how candidates performed in this year’s examinations. It provides general feedback and highlights good approaches that can be taken forward to future examination series.

You can find these reports on ResultsPlus. Please speak to your examinations officer if you don't have access to ResultsPlus.

Watch our short video on how to find the Principal Examiner Report.

Access to scripts

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:

  • Thursday 15 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.

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

Review of marking and moderation (RoMM)

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 RoMM pages

Post results fees

Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2019 can be found online.

See Post results fees from 1 August 2019

Understanding marks

Get an overview of how we mark assessments and consistently award grades that fairly reflect a learner's performance. This includes setting grade boundaries.

Visit the Understanding marks pages

Support sessions

To help you prepare for Results Day and be informed about the post-results services available to your centre I have arranged an online support session to go through details of each service and which services are available for each component.

The session is on Wednesday 17 July at 8am - 9am.

Book a place on the A level Results Day Support Session

Key dates

Date Event
14 August 2019 Results available to centres through Edexcel Online
15 August 2019 Results released to candidates
22 August 2019 RoMM Service P2 deadline
1 September 2019 8MU0/02 and 9MU0/02 Composing briefs released online for assessment in summer 2020
1 September 2019 8MT0/02 and 9MT0/02 AS and A level Music Technology (2017) Technology-based Composition briefs released online for assessment in summer 2020
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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