Edexcel A Level Music and Music Technology: July 2016 update

18 July 2016

Read the latest information on Edexcel A level Music and A level Music Technology, including key dates and training events. This update will also cover details on preparing for results day.

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GCE Music (2016)

We are continuing to develop support and exemplar material for the new AS and A Level Music specifications. Over the next few weeks will see exemplar material for the composing component available online. Exemplar material for performing will appear as an ongoing process as copyright clearance is needed for each individual piece. There is a further specimen paper online now for the appraising component.

This month will see the publication of the Anthology of Music book and CD for A level Music. This will be available to purchase from the Pearson Schools and FE Colleges website. It is not necessary, however, to purchase any resources to deliver our qualifications.

Training events

We're holding face-to-face and online Getting Ready to Teach events for the new specification during the autumn term.

Visit the training page to book your place

GCE Music Technology (2017)

We are still awaiting accreditation for the new specification for Music Technology. The sample assessment material and draft specifications are available online to review.

Training events

We're holding face-to-face and online launch events for the new specification during the autumn term.

Visit the training page to book you place

GCE Music and Music Technology (2008)

The question paper for this summer's 6MU03, 6MU06, 6MT02 and 6MT04 exams are now available to download and the mark schemes for these will be available online on 19 July. The Principal Examiner's reports will be available from results day.

Moderator reports, enquiries about results (EAR) and understanding marks for summer 2016

From results day you can download centre-specific moderator feedback for all your coursework and controlled assessment units? To find out how to do this please read the guidance below.

Moderator Report (E9)

Your moderator writes a report to explain where it was necessary to adjust your centre’s marks. Where possible, your moderator advises you on how you could make improvements for future series.

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

Need help finding the reports on Edexcel Online? See our short video.

Principal Moderator Report

The Principal Moderator also 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.


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 Post-results services pages

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 and converting raw marks to UMS.

Visit the Understanding marks pages

Training Events

New training events for GCE Music (2008) specification are now available, covering controlled assessment marking for units 1 and 4 and delivering the composition units 2 and 5.

Visit the training page to book your place

Key Dates

Date Event
19 July 2016 Mark schemes released online
18 August 2016 Examiner reports released online
18 August 2016 Results released to candidates
26 August 2016 Enquiry About Results Priority (EARP) and Access to Scripts Photocopy (ATSC) deadline
20 September 2016 Enquiry About Results (EAR) and Access to Scripts Post Review (ATSPE) deadline
4 October 2016 Access to Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
31 October 2016 Certificates received by centres no later than

I hope you have found this information useful.


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