Edexcel GCSE Music: September 2018 update

17 September 2018

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

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Summer 2018 results

Results day for GCSE is Thursday 23 August. You will be able to find out the results for your cohorts and see the grade boundaries, examiner reports and begin any post-results process, including our free Access to Scripts service.

ResultsPlus

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

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.

Watch our short video on how to find your Moderator Report.

ResultsPlus

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 Moderator/Examiner Report

The Principal Moderator or Examiner 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.

Watch our short video on how to find the Principal Moderator/Examiner Report.

Reviews 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

Access to scripts

After the summer 2018 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.

The Self-Service Portal will be available until the final post-results deadline for each exam series:

  • Thursday 23 August - Friday 14 December 2018

Customers should save and/or print any scripts they need for teaching and learning purposes before the post-results deadline.

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

Post Results Fees

Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2018 can be found online.

See post results fees from 1 August 2018

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

Preparing for summer 2019 assessments

To help you prepare for assessment for the next exam series I have included information and documents that are key to the year ahead. The composition brief was released on 1 September and is available online. Due to a technical problem the initial brief online on 1 September was a previous draft version. This was replaced on 4 September with the updated version of the brief that must be used for assessment in summer 2019. There will also be an updated Administrative Support Guide, PAS and CAS forms available on the website soon.

We are also updating the specification to remove the requirement for announcements on performances. Centres will not need to have candidates make the announcement as part of the performance recording and should instead ensure that tracks are clearly labelled and all paperwork is clear.

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Training

We have dates available for the free training events on coursework marking for performing and composing and these can be booked online now.

Book a place on a training event

Key dates

Date Event
20 September 2018 RoMM Service 1, RoMM Service 2 and RoMM Service 3 deadline
20 September 2018 Access To Scripts Post Review of Marking (ATSPE) deadline
27 September 2018 Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline
7 November 2018 Certificates should arrive in centres
14 December 2018 Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline
21 February 2019 Deadline for entries in the June 2019 exam series
15 May 2019 Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples
4 June 2019 1MU0/03 Appraising Exam
Jeffery HoleMusic and Music Technology
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