Government U-turn: What does it mean for BTEC students?

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Government Results U-turn - BTEC Results

LATEST UPDATE (19th AUGUST):

All BTECs will follow the grading principles being used for A-level and GCSE - more information here

18th August update:

Ofqual's latest statement (which you can read here) announced that:

A-levels and GCSEs in England will be awarded based on the "centre assessment grades" from teachers.


Further updates have been provided by Pearson on how this impacts BTEC students. In summary:

  • BTECs were not subject to the same statistical moderation process as A levels and many students had banked graded units for work completed prior to March 2020. This evidence was used to calculate the external grade. The original statistical model for BTECs is to remain.
  • Adjusted grades will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with centres and students can still appeal their final grade.


Read the full Pearson update here

Also see our Official Thread: Government U-turn - grades awarded based on 'Center Assessed Grades'

We will keep an eye on future statements and update this thread with information.

For information on how this change is impacting university admissions, please see here.

If you have any questions about how this will affect your situation, please let us know below.
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LATEST UPDATE (19th AUGUST):

All BTECs will follow the grading principles being used for A-level and GCSE - more information here
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This deserves more recognition
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(Original post by brainzistheword)

Government Results U-turn - BTEC Results

LATEST UPDATE (19th AUGUST):

All BTECs will follow the grading principles being used for A-level and GCSE - more information here

18th August update:

Ofqual's latest statement (which you can read here) announced that:

A-levels and GCSEs in England will be awarded based on the "centre assessment grades" from teachers.


Further updates have been provided by Pearson on how this impacts BTEC students. In summary:

  • BTECs were not subject to the same statistical moderation process as A levels and many students had banked graded units for work completed prior to March 2020. This evidence was used to calculate the external grade. The original statistical model for BTECs is to remain.
  • Adjusted grades will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with centres and students can still appeal their final grade.


Read the full Pearson update here

Also see our Official Thread: Government U-turn - grades awarded based on 'Center Assessed Grades'

We will keep an eye on future statements and update this thread with information.

For information on how this change is impacting university admissions, please see here.

If you have any questions about how this will affect your situation, please let us know below.
Maybe you should tag everyone from the BTEC results forum so that this thread gets more attention?
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Maybe you should tag everyone from the BTEC results forum so that this thread gets more attention?
Thanks, but the thread containing the latest update (which this now links to) has got everyone from the BTEC forum already tagged
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Thanks, but the thread containing the latest update (which this now links to) has got everyone from the BTEC forum already tagged
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