Moderation and Internal Assessment for BTEC Tech Awards from 2022.

This page provides guidelines on marking internally assessed work for the Pearson set assignments and explains how the moderation process works for the BTEC Tech Awards from 2022.

Overview of the Tech Award 2022 Moderation process for internally assessed components of BTEC Tech Award 2022: 

Step-by-step guide

You mark the internally assessed work for every learner. Internally assessed work must be marked in accordance with the assessment criteria stated in the specification and the guide on how to apply the mark scheme.  

Annotation of learner evidence - It is good practice to make annotations on learner work during feedback. Annotation helps learners, Assessors, Internal Quality Assurers and Moderators identify where evidence towards specific mark band descriptors can be found. However, the annotations must purely highlight where learner evidence contributes to the achievement of a specific mark band descriptor. The annotations themselves do not confirm that learner work fully meets the requirements of a specific mark band descriptor, or mark band; they are merely indicators as to where evidence can be found.  

You must retain the learner work until after the closing date for Enquiries About Results. 

Centres must complete an Assessment Record form for the cohort or learners as part of the quality assurance process. 

The template can be found on the BTEC Tech Awards quality assurance webpage

Please note there is a form specific to Art and Design practice.

Watch a video providing information on how to complete the template.

Alternatively, we have an Assessment Tracker Tool available for each programme to capture and manage assessment decisions as you go along. Once you are ready to submit raw marks and samples, this tool will generate the required Assessment Record and authentication forms for you. The Assessment Tracker tools can be found in the 'Internal assessments' section on each qualification's webpage. 

Following all internal marking, you must submit your marks on Edexcel Online by the mark submission deadline. Steps to completing this action can be found here.

Please note EDI files cannot be submitted for mark submission.

Once your sample has been selected, please submit this sample of learners on Learner Work Transfer (LWT). Guide for how to do this can be found here.

Our trained moderators will review the submitted sample of learners' work to check the accuracy and consistency of your centre assessment. 

Once the moderator has reviewed the sample, they will provide feedback to the Programme Lead via email. 

Following Moderator feedback, if any discrepancies are identified, centres will have the opportunity to review their marks and submit amendments on Edexcel Online if they wish to. This is optional.

This is a service available to centres which allows them to apply feedback by reviewing the marks immediately. If you choose not to amend marks, the Pearson system will apply necessary adjustments. 

View guidance on submitting amended marks.

This document provides information about the moderation process for the centre- assessed components, explaining how sampling works, and how the final marks for each learner in the cohort are determined. 

The final results are released to your centre on results day along with the final Moderator Report which will cover the findings of the moderation, explain where it may have been necessary to adjust your centre’s marks and provide guidance for future assessment. 

If you have concerns about your results after having reviewed your moderator report and final mark,, you may request a Review of Moderation (RoM Service 3). You can find details of this service on our Post Results Page.

Understanding BTEC Tech Awards (2022) Results 

When you receive results for each internally assessed component, you will see a 'Grade' and a 'Uniform Mark Scale (UMS) mark total'. The UMS to Grade mapping is fixed and you can find it in the specification in the section 'Calculation of the qualification grade'.

The UMS is used to convert learners’ component ‘raw’ marks into uniform marks in order to standardise marks from one series to another. This is because raw mark grade boundaries may change from series to series to take into account variations in the difficulty of assessments. We set new grade boundaries each time a new exam or assessment is completed. They indicate the minimum number of raw marks learners need to achieve to get a particular grade.   
For example, a learner who achieves a Level 2 Pass in a component one series will receive the same uniform mark as a learner achieving that same component grade the following series, regardless of their raw marks, as the UMS grade boundaries stay the same from series to series.

Raw mark to UMS mapping

The webtool can be used to see how a PSA Raw mark is mapped to the UMS marks that are used for certification. Each Session (PSA) has a table that shows how a Raw mark would be translated to the UMS mark found in the results.