Exams Officer newsletter update - March | Pearson qualifications

Exams Officer newsletter update - March

Welcome to our Exams Officer March update, where you will find all the latest key information and resources for administrators in schools, colleges and other institutions offering Pearson Qualifications. 

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DfE and Ofqual consultation outcome

The outcome of the joint Ofqual and Department for Education consultation, which took place in January, has now been announced.

Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021

The consultation focused on arrangements for issuing results this year for regulated Vocational and Technical Qualifications, in response to the cancellation of external assessments due to take place in February, March and June 2021. The qualifications will be awarded through a process of TAGS (Teacher assessed grades).

Read our response to the consultation

Summer 2021 exam support

Now that the Summer 2021 GCSE and A Level examinations have been cancelled, please refer to our website for the most up to date support and guidance.

This page is constantly being updated with new information, so we would recommend bookmarking it for ease of access.

Summer 2021 exam support

UK General qualification fees 2021

We understand the financial pressure on UK Schools and colleges, and are therefore pleased to confirm that we are extending the payment terms of our GCSE, AS and A level qualification summer entries by three months, until the end of June, by which time by which time we hope to have a better understanding of any potential rebate.

In January, we shared details of our 2021 general qualification fees. We’ve worked hard to keep fees as competitive as possible whilst providing the market-leading support we know you value. As a reminder, you can read more about what our fees cover in a ‘normal’ year in our visual guide. 

General qualification fees

Pearson 2021 qualification fees update: GCSE, AS and A level ( PDF | 656KB)

As we confirmed in January, we are committed to passing back any net savings relating to summer GCSE, AS and A level qualification entries to you and will do so in the form of a rebate, as we did last summer.  

International GCSE, Project qualifications and Edexcel Award results

January 2021 International GCSE, Edexcel Award, Project qualifications results will be released to centres on Wednesday 3 March.

EDI results files will be released from 00:01 am, and Edexcel Online results reports available from 4am. Our website has guidance on how to access your results via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Edexcel Online.

Receiving results through EDI and Edexcel Online

Results can be issued to candidates from 8am on Thursday 4 March.

Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of basedata and, if needed, any updates from your MIS provider..

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Basedata

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