Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: June 2022 update | Pearson qualifications

Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: June 2022 update

20 June 2022

Read the latest news for Edexcel A level Music and A level Music Technology. This will include the latest information as we move towards results in August 2022.

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On Wenlock Edge Webinar

Music Teachers Association in conjunction with the RVW Trust are presenting a webinar for 'On Wenlock Edge'. This is part of thier Hibbins Series which takes an analytical approach, and the panellists will be giving an overview of the work in context, before looking at each movement in turn with the score and recordings. This is a free event on Thursday 23 June at 4.30pm.

Register for the On Wenlock Edge webinar

Results and post results services

The first full exam series for three years is now in progress and thoughts turn to issuing results for candidates. For some of you this will be the first series for a long time and for others this will be the first experience of candidates receiving results after exams. Below are all the details you will need leading up to results and for the post results period.

The question papers from this summer's assessments will be online and available to download from 5 July and the mark schemes will be available online from 26 July.

Results will be released to centres on 17 August with results released to candidates on 18 August.


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.

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Access to scripts

After the 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.

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the deadline(to be confirmed but is usually in December).

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 the fees for post results services from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023 are now online.

Visit the post results fees page

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

Results day support session

To help you prepare for results day in August and to ensure you have all the details you need, I am running a support session on 5 July at 4pm - 4.45pm.

Register for the Results day support session

2023 Assessments

On 10 May, it was announced that for the 2023 cohort Ofqual confirmed that the usual arrangements for NEA would return. This means that for our A level Music specification there is a need to provide one performances with a minimum duration of at least 8 minutes. Students will also need to compose two pieces of music - one to a brief assessing technique (20 marks) and one free/brief composition (40 marks) - with a combined duration of at least 6 minutes. The exam will return to full content coverage.

For AS and A level Music Technology, this means that we have now released the briefs for Component 1: Recording. The briefs for Technology-based Composition will be released on 1 September 2022 and the time requirements will return to the specification requirements.

Access Component 1: Recording briefs

The Department for Education and Ofqual will continue to monitor the path and impact of the pandemic and evaluate the delivery of arrangements this year, before finalising 2023 arrangements.

Read the full article on 2023 arrangements

Subject advisor appointment booking service

The booking service is prooving to be very popular and could be a very useful service for you during the post results period. The booking page includes my availability on a rolling 30 day peiod, so please bookmark the link and use it when you feel you need to ask any questions or clarify anything.

Book a one-to-one appointment with your Subject advisor

Key dates

Date Event
17 August 2022 Results available to centres
18 August 2022 Results released to candidates

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