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Edexcel A Level Music and Music Technology: September 2016 update

Mon Sep 05 09:14:15 UTC 2016

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

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A level Music and Music Technology (2008)

Your students' results were released to centres on 17 August. The results and your centre's moderator reports for 6MU01 and 6MU04 are available on Edexcel Online. The question paper, mark scheme and Principal Examiner's report for this summer's 6MU02, 6MU03, 6MU05 and 6MU06 Music exams and 6MT01, 6MT02, 6MT03 and 6MT04 Music Technology exams are now available to download from the website and Results Plus.

You can view the grade boundaries for the summer exams on the website under 'Support'.

You can also use our mark converter to convert between UMS and raw marks for each unit.

See our UMS mark converter

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? View finding the reports on Edexcel Online 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

Estimated entries for summer 2017

You will be able to submit your summer 2017 estimated entries on Edexcel Online from Thursday 1 September until Monday 10 October 2016.

Need help? View making estimated entries on Edexcel Online video


Please find the forms and Administrative Support Guide needed for A level Music (2008), AS Music (2016) and A level Music Technology (2008) for submission in the summer 2017 exam series.

A level Music (2008) Administration Documents

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AS Music (2016) Administration Documents

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A level Music Technology (2008) Administration Documents

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The pre-release material for 6MU02, 6MU05, 8MU0/02, 6MT01 and 6MT03 are available to download online. This was made available from 1 September 2016.

A level Music (2016)

We are continuing to develop support and exemplar material for the new A level Music specification. Over the next few weeks  material for the composing component will be available online.

Material for performing will appear as an ongoing process as copyright clearance is needed for each individual piece.

There is also a further specimen appraising paper available to download.

I have developed some PDFs to give ideas on possible pieces and composers to study for wider listening linked to each of the set works. I have selected pieces from a similar era or closely linked with the style or composer.

See further wider listening ideas

The last notes on the set works have now been uploaded to the website and you can access these from the 'Course Materials' tab.

A level Music Technology (2017)

We are pleased to announce that the new A level Music Technology (2017) specification has been accredited by Ofqual. You can view the specification and sample assessment material online.


If you have not already attended a course there are places available on the free Getting Ready To Teach events for A level Music (2016) that are taking place in the autumn term. You will also find event details for training on Performance units for A level Music (2008).

Visit Training from Pearson to book your place on A level Music events

In the autumn term we are holding launch events for the newly accredited A level Music Technology (2017) specification. To book a place to find out more details on the qualification visit the Training from Pearson pages.

Visit Training from Pearson to book you place on A level Music Technology events

Key Dates

Date Event
1 September 2016 6MU02 & 6MU05 GCE Music (2008) composition briefs released online
1 September 2016 6MT01 & 6MT03 GCE Music Technology briefs and stimulus material released online
1 September 2016 8MU0/02 GCE AS Music (2016) composition briefs realeased online
1 September 2016 - 10 October 2016 Window for summer 2017 estimated entries via Edexcel Online
20 September 2016 Enquiry About Results (EAR) deadline
20 September 2016 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
21 February 2017 Deadline for entries in the June 2017 exam series
1 April 2017 6MU05 GCE Music (2008) Technical Study briefs received by centres in hard copy format only
15 May 2017 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
15 May 2017 Final date for submitting estimated grades
22 May 2017 6MU03 GCE Music (2008) Developing Musical Understanding exam
22 May 2017 8MU0/03 GCE AS Music (2016) Appraising exam
25 May 2017 6MT02 GCE Music Technology (2008) Listening and Analysing exam
7 June 2017 6MT04 GCE Music Technology (2008) Analysing and Producing exam
19 June 2017 6MU06 GCE Music (2008) Further Musical Understanding exam

I hope you have all had a restful break over the summer and hope you have found this information useful to aid your delivery over the next year.


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