Edexcel GCSE Music: September 2021 update

3 September 2021

Read the latest information on GCSE Music, including the latest news about assessments for summer 2022.

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Autumn 2021 series

Entry for the autumn 2021 exam series for GCSE, AS and A level examinations is restricted to students who have received a teacher-assessed grade in summer 2021 and to students who are able to demonstrate that they would have entered summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled. 

Date Event
11 August 2021 Entries open
4 October 2021 Entry deadline
29 November 2021 Component 3: Appraising exam
24 February 2022 Results day

Summer 2022 exams and assessments

Ofqual has confirmed that the changes made to the 2021 series NEA components will be carried forward onto the Summer 2022 series. We can confirm we will apply the changes that were in place for summer 2021 to the 2022 series.

Read the NEA update and confirmation of requirements for summer 2022

At the current time, the Appraising exam is planned to go ahead in summer 2022 with no changes.

I have arranged a short update and support session, on Tuesday 14 September at 3.30pm - 4.00pm, for teachers to attend to confirm the changes that are in place and give an opportunity for any questions.

Register to attend the GCSE Music 2021/22 support session

There is also Assessment Guidance and FAQs online to access for summer 2022 assessments.

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