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Edexcel GCSE Music: September 2016 update

5 September 2016

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

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GCSE (2012) Music

Your students' results were released to centres on 24 August 2016.

The results and your centre's moderator reports for 5MU01 and 5MU02 are available on Edexcel Online. The question paper, mark scheme and Principal Examiner's report for this summer's 5MU03 exam are now available to download from the website.

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.

 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 the GCSE (2012) Music for submission in the summer 2017 exam series.

Forms and Administration

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GCSE (2016) Music

We are continuing to develop support and exemplar material for the new GCSE specification.

Over the next few weeks, material for the composing component will be made 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.

The first briefs for component 2, 'Composing for GCSE (2016) Music', will be released on 1 September 2017.

These can only be released to be completed in the intended academic year of certification and the first assessment for the new specification will be in summer 2018.


To see the and book on to the latest training events for GCSE Music please visit the Training pages. These include Getting Ready To Teach events and training on specific units.

Book on to training events

Date Event
1 September 2016 - 10 October 2016 Window for summer 2017 estimated entries via Edexcel Online
2 September 2016 Enquiry About Results Priority (EARP) deadline
2 September 2016 Access to Scripts Photocopy (ATSC) deadline
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
15 May 2017 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
15 May 2017 Final date for submitting estimated grades
9 June 2017 Unit 3: Listening And Appraising 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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