Edexcel A level Music and Music Technology: October 2021 update

Wed Oct 06 14:57:35 UTC 2021

Read the latest information on A level Music, AS level Music Technology and A level Music Technology, including the latest news about assessments for summer 2022.

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Summer 2022

On 30 September 2021 the outcomes of the joint DfE and Ofqual consultation on the arrangements for assessments in summer 2022 were released.

Read the outcomes of the joint DfE and Ofqual consultation

The consultation concluded that all of the proposals set out in the consultation document would be implemented. 

This is in addition to the outcomes of the 2022 NEA and field work consultation, which published on 16 June. These confirmed the carry forward of arrangements which were put in place in 2021 to take account of public health restrictions that could have had an impact on the way the assessments in certain qualifications could be conducted. 

Read the NEA update and confirmation of requirements for summer 2022

To make exams in 2022 less daunting, students will be told in advance some of the topic areas that will be included on the exam papers, helping them to manage their exam preparation. This information will be issued in the spring term to help students to focus their revision time.

However, the DfE have confirmed that if the impact of the pandemic worsens, this could be issued earlier in the academic year. We will update you on the timing of the advance information release once this has been confirmed.

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Provisional summer timetable

The provisional summer 2022 exam timetable has been published. If you have any feedback on the provisional timetable please email timetables@pearson.com.

See the provisional summer 2022 A level exam timetable

Key dates

Date Event
6 October 2021 A level Music Technology Component 3: Listening and analysing exam
12 October 2021 A level Music Technology Component 4: Producing and analysing exam
15 October 2021 A level Music Component 3: Appraising exam
16 December 2021 Results day

AS and A level Music Technology

On 15 September 2021 the briefs for Component 1: Recording were released.To support teachers with preparing for the Component 1: Recording task this academic year exemplar material has been released from the A level task from summer 2021.

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