Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts

Subject update | 23 September 2022

September 2022 BTEC Performing Arts update

Dear colleagues,

I hope that  the autumn term is going well so far.
Here is your late September 2022 update with all the latest news for BTEC Performing Arts teachers.
In this update you will find:

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Post results services reminder

Following on from the summer 22 results, here are the post results services available; you can ask for review of marking. Find oumore about these services from the below links. Please remember that you do require written student consent to trigger these services.

BTEC Registration deadline

Registration deadline for BTEC qualifications is 1 November 2022. Registrations made after this date will be subject to late fees.


Grade boundaries - summer 2022

Grade boundaires for externally assessed BTEC units were published on results days. You can access these from the link below.

Grade boundaries

Winter (January/February) 2023 exam timetables

Exam timetables for winter 2023 series are published and accessible from the link below (including Units 1 and 7 for BTEC Nationals). The summer timetables, covering tasks being released between January and June 2023, will be released later this term.

Exam timetables


New tasks and PSAs released this term


New Exemplar Standardisation Materials for BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts 2022

To help you with assessing your students' work, we have produced Exemplar Standardisation Materials for Components 1 and 2 in Performing Arts, Dance and Production. 

In each standardisation pack, there are three examples of low, medium and high marked work. 


VQ bulletins

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BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (2022) updates

Please see links below to access the latest information and updates on the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts 2022. 

Access the specification page

Access the key dates schedule

Access quality assurance documents

Access FAQs

BTEC Tech Awards (2022) Marking and moderation for Internally Assessed Components - training events

During these sessions, you will learn how to apply a 'best fit' approach to marking your learner's work in response to the Pearson Set Assignments for internally assessed components. The marking grids will be applied to standardised examples of learner work to enhance your understanding of how learner evidence meets the criteria. You will get a full overview of the moderation process, including preparation and submission of learner work through Learner Work Transfer (LWT) on Edexcel Online, moderator feedback and amending marks.

New events will be available soon. Please check our Training Page for further information.

We will also release a recording of the first session in November.

Pearson training

Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in your delivery. You can access contact details from the contact card below.

Wishing you a successful and enriching academic year ahead.

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