Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music: September 2023 update
Read the latest information on Edexcel GCSE Music, including key dates, latest news and post-results services.
Results day for GCSE was Thursday 24 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 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.
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.
There are detailed instructions on how to access the moderator report in a support article.
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.
There are detailed instructions on how to access the principal moderator/examiner report in a support article.
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.
After the summer 2023 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 24 August - Friday 15 December 2023
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.
Details of all updated fees for our post results services from 1 August 2023 can be found online.
Get an overview of how we mark assessments and consistently award grades that fairly reflect a learner's performance. This includes setting grade boundaries.
The composition briefs were released on 1 September for assessment in 2024. We will be providing updated PAS and CAS forms and it intended that these will be available online from 1 October 2023.
To help you prepare for the year ahead I am running an online session on 7 September at 4pm.
We are pleased to be running a series of free online training events for each component in our GCSE Music qualification this term.
Our GCSE Component 1 and Component 2 coursework marking training events are designed to help you feel more confident understanding and applying the assessment criteria when marking work internally through live marking exercises. Our new course, Effective strategies for teaching the GCSE Music appraising paper will support you delivering the exam component.
|28 September 2023||RoMM Service 1, RoMM Service 2 and RoMM Service 3 deadline|
|28 September 2023||Access To Scripts Original (ATSO) deadline|
|15 December 2023||Access To Scripts Copy (ATSC) deadline (this also applies to the free ATS portal - Script viewer)|
|21 February 2024||Deadline for entries in the June 2024 exam series|
|15 May 2024||Final date for submission of coursework marks and moderation samples|