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Subject update | 29 January 2024

Pearson BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: February 2024 update

Read the latest information on BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including the latest news and key dates.

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Results for January series

You should have received the early moderation report and based on the feedback, made any adjustments to marks if you have chosen to.

The final results for the January series of internally assessed components for the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice (2022) will be released to centres on 20 March 2024 with results being released to learners on 21 March 2024.

PSAs

The new PSAs for internally assessed components for the June 2024 series have been released. These are for submission of the marks and moderation sample by 1 May 2024.

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Component 3 brief

The brief for the externally assessed component 3 - Responding to a Music Brief was released on 15 January. This is under a gold padlock in the 'Secure Tests' area of the website. This means only your Exams Officer can access it and they will then need to share it with you. 

The brief can only be shared with learners when you begin the 4 hours preparatory time.

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Entries for June 2024 series

Entries for the June 2024 series for internally assessed and externally assessed components need to be made by 21 February to avoid any late fees.

If learners have sat a component in the January series and you wish for them to resit the component in the June series you may make entries after results are issued on 21 March. You have until 29 March to make entries for these learners without any late fees.

Certification

Many of you will have learners who are completing the qualification for the first time. You will need to ensure you claim certification for these learners. There are detailed FAQs for how to do this.

Read the Certification FAQs

Training and Support

We have created a page where links to all the training sessions can be found. This page is linked from the specification page.

Access the new Training page

We have created an FAQ sheet to answer some of the queries that have come in about administering Component 3.

Read the FAQs for Component 3

Key dates

Date Event
21 February 2024 Entry deadline for internally and externally assessed components for May submission
21 March 2024 Release of results to learners from December submission
1 May 2024 Submission deadline for marks and moderation sample for internally assessed components
10 May 2024 Deadline for upload of learner work for Component 3 external assessment
21 June 2024 Deadline for amending marks following moderator feedback (where necessary) for internal assessments May submission
22 August 2024 Release of results to learners from May internal and external component submissions
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