Results for teachers and exams officers
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BTEC grade boundaries for the June 2019 series are available from Wednesday 14 August.
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FAQs for teachers and exams officers
We appreciate that there may be some differences between awarding organisations. This was as we expected and was outlined in the Ofqual data exchange document: one exam board might have a very able entry for a subject and see far more students getting higher grades than in summer; another board might have a much weaker entry and might see much lower overall results.
These autumn results should not be compared to summer 2020 or to summer 2019, because the profile of students entering in autumn is so different from a summer cohort.
Grade boundaries often vary from series to series, but we do accept that there are larger differences than usual. This is because we've taken the outcomes in summer 2020 to determine what the boundaries may have been.
This has led to the grade boundaries generally being lower than 2019 to ensure the candidates sitting this exam series are treated as fairly as possible when compared to those candidates who received grades in summer 2020.
Also, in some subjects, components that were non-examined were removed in autumn 2020, so there are differences in the maximum mark available and in the scaling (e.g. A level French).
Grades in the summer were based on the centre assessment grades (CAGs) that were provided by teachers.
This series has been based on individual candidates' exam performance and awarded to the aligned standard from 2020.
As these are two different approaches, there could be a difference between them.
At Pearson, we've followed the guidance of the Ofqual data exchange document to develop our proxy boundaries.
Proxy boundaries are how far the 2019 grade boundaries for each specification would have to move in order to achieve the proportion of students at the key grades we saw for each of those specifications in summer 2020.
They help us to ensure that the candidates sitting this exam series are treated as fairly as possible when compared to those candidates who received grades in summer 2020.
All awarding organisations have been following the same Ofqual data exchange procedures and have been sharing information throughout the process to ensure that there's alignment. We've shared and will continue to share our information across boards.
The results for this series have also been calculated to ensure that the candidates sitting this exam series are treated as fairly as possible when compared to those candidates who received grades in summer 2020.
Scaling is common on some of our qualifications, but will be something different for this series only for some of the qualifcations offered. We've had to do this as some components have been removed for this series only.
The scaling factor allows us to ensure that the qualifcation maintains the correct weighting at subject level.