Edexcel GCSE Music: October 2022 update | Pearson qualifications

Edexcel GCSE Music: October 2022 update

Mon Oct 17 10:16:19 UTC 2022

Read the latest information on Edexcel GCSE Music, including key dates and latest news.

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2023 Assessments

DfE and Ofqual have published further information on the arrangements for 2023 assessments.

Ofqual has published an article setting out the approach to grading for 2023. Ofqual’s aim for those sitting exams and assessments in 2023 is to return to results in line with those in pre-pandemic years, as the next step in getting back to normal.

Read the Ofqual article on the approach to grading in 2023

DfE has published a statement setting out their decisions on adaptations for exams in 2023. 

Read the DfE statement on 2023 assessment arrangements

DfE and Ofqual are jointly consulting on guidance to schools and colleges about gathering assessment evidence to support resilience in the general qualifications system. The guidance proposes schools and colleges gather evidence in a way that aligns with their normal arrangements for preparing students for exams. The consultation will close at 11.45pm on 20 October.

Complete the joint consultation

DfE has decided students taking GCSEs, AS and A levels will not be provided with advance information on the focus of exams next summer.

Access to scripts

The free access to scripts service will close on Friday 16 December. If you want to download and save any scripts from your students summer 2022 exams then you will need to do this by Friday 16 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.

GCSE Music feedback

We are keen to hear your feedback on the current GCSE specification so we can continue to improve teaching resources and support materials available for this qualification. We would be grateful for 5 minutes of your time to complete a short survey.

Complete the GCSE Music survey

Key dates

Date Event
16 December 2022 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline (this also applies to the free ATS portal - Script viewer)
21 February 2023 Deadline for entries in the June 2023 exam series
15 May 2023 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
14 June 2023 1MU0/03 Appraising Exam (Provisional date)

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