Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: May 2018 update

15 May 2018

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

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You should now have submitted the coursework to your moderators and I hope that this process goes well for you all. I wish all of your students the best of luck in their exams in the summer series. Results will be released to centres on 15 August with results released to candidates on 16 August. You will be able to access the exam paper and mark scheme online by the end of July with the Examiner's report being available from results day.

After the summer 2018 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 2018 series:

  • Thursday 16 August 2018 - Friday 14 December 2018

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.

A level Music Technology (2017)

We have produced some exemplar material to support teachers in their delivery of the new A level in Music Technology. This is for components 3 and 4.

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The recording briefs for AS level and A level Music Technology will be released online on 1 June 2018. These will be the briefs for assessment in summer 2019. This is to enable you to plan the resources needed for the tasks so your students can work on these from September 2018.

Key Dates

Date Event
22 May 2018 8MU0/03 AS level Music (2016): Appraising exam
22 May 2018 6MU03 AS level Music (2008): Developing Musical Understanding exam
24 May 2018 8MT0/03 AS level Music Technology (2017): Listening and analysing exam
24 May 2018 6MT02 AS level Music Technology (2008): Listening and Analysing exam
1 June 2018 8MT0/01 and 9MT0/01 AS and A level Music Technology (2017) Recording briefs released online for assessment in summer 2019
6 June 2018 8MT0/04 AS level Music Technology (2017): Producing and analysing exam
6 June 2018 6MT04 A level Music Technology (2008): Analysing and Producing exam
18 June 2018 9MU0/03 A level Music (2016): Appraising exam
15 August 2018 Results available to centres through Edexcel Online
16 August 2018 Results released to candidates
1 September 2018 Briefs for 8MU0/02 and 9MU0/02 released online for assessment in summer 2019
20 September 2018 EAR1, EAR2 and EAR3 deadline
20 September 2018 Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline
27 September 2018 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
14 December 2018 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
Jeffery HoleMusic and Music Technology
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