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Awarding results in 2021 - Engineering

Awarding results in 2021 - Engineering

In this subject update, you will be able to access guidance, key information and helpful materials for Engineering qualifications and summer 2021 awarding in one place. The links on this page will take you to the key documents, which guides you through the Qualification-Level Teacher Assessed Grade (Q-TAGs) approach this summer. The information will also cover non-certificating (mid-flight) learners.

March 2021 Engineering update

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Assessment adaptation guidance

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Engineering

March 2021 Engineering update

March 2021 Engineering update

This months update focuses on the outcome of the Ofqual consultation and the alternative arrangements we can currently clarify for summer 2021.

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Assessment adaptation guidance

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Engineering

March 2021 Engineering update

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Assessment adaptation guidance

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Assessment adaptation guidance

Further to our proposals made to Ofqual and the Department for Education, where we have requested adaptations to the Tech Awards, the document in the link below, provides specific guidance on the permitted adaptations and mitigations for each of the Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards within the suite.

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Awarding results in 2021 - Engineering

March 2021 Engineering update

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Assessment adaptation guidance

Reduced internal unit adaptations

Reduced internal unit adaptations

This guide provides specific qualification information on the Reduced Internal Unit Assessments adaptation.

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Part of the externally-set task is for each learner to produce an audio-visual recording of their system in operation. The recording does not have to be part of the 12 hours allocated for the supervised assessment period, but it must be completed within the Pearson set period. If a learner finishes the task in less than 12 hours then they should record their system in operation and the recording can be restarted to improve the quality of the evidence, but each learner must only submit one recording.

Learners who are working until the end of the supervised period must stop all development activities after 12 hours duration. Centres must organise any outstanding recordings to take place as soon as possible after the end of the session (given possible equipment constraints). In this situation, learners cannot continue to work on their prototype system and must only make one recording, even if it includes 'false-starts'.

The audio-visual recording must be made under controlled conditions. It must be a complete, unedited recording of each learner's system in operation. The recordings and learner's electronic task booklet / the physical storage devices must be safely stored e.g. in the exams office, until it is time to submit the work to the examiner.

The audio-visual equipment must be positioned to ensure that the best possible quality and unobstructed recording is made of the prototype system in operation. You must ensure that any electronic devices used e.g. LEDs and LCD displays, monitor screens and the learner's centre and candidate number are clearly picked up by the audio-visual equipment.

Learners should produce and deliver all recordings on their own. Due to the nature of the task, it is not permitted that they complete the task with a partner or in a small group. Teachers are not permitted to question, prompt or assist the learner. The length of the recording should be within the maximum 3 minutes duration allowed and any recordings that are substantially longer than this may not attract the full range of marks.

Component 1: Learning Aim B: Explore engineering skills through the design process

There is a minor update to the authorised assignment brief for BTEC Tech Award in Engineering Component 1, learning aim B. The change is at Task 1 - B - ii. The new paragraph reads:

ii. generating a 3D model of your chosen design solution – you can do this by producing a 3D CAD drawing and a physical model built from card or modelling compound, or by 3D printing.

Therefore learners should produce a 3D CAD model as well a physical model of their final design.

Access the updated assignment brief here

Useful documents

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Specification - BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering
pdf | 5.8 MB
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Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering
pdf | 1.7 MB
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BTEC HNCD Engineering, Specification
pdf | 2.9 MB

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