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Update on BTEC Assessments

Please see below, initial guidance from OFQUAL about how BTEC assessment will take place this summer.

Dear student/parent,

We have just received initial guidance from OFQUAL about how BTEC assessment will take place this summer. The guidance states:

“Calculated results will draw on a range of evidence, depending on the structure of the qualification. They may be based in part on teacher, trainer or tutor judgements of the result each learner would most likely have achieved had they been able to complete their assessments in summer 2020. Any centre assessment grade will be based on a range of evidence held by the school, college or training provider. Depending on the structure of the qualification, centres may be asked to provide a centre assessment grade for the whole qualification, or for uncompleted modules or units. There might be some instances where they are asked to provide a rank order of learners (as with GCSEs, AS and A levels). Where appropriate, statistical techniques based on students’ results in previous years, on these and on their academic qualifications, will form part of the adopted approach.

The awarding organisation offering the qualification will use any centre assessment grade, combined with other relevant information (such as marks for completed assessments in some modules or units), to determine the most appropriate calculated result. Our aim is for students to receive results alongside outcomes for GCSEs, AS and A levels.”

A link to the full guidance is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/awarding-vocational-and-technical-qualifications-this-summer

We expect to get further guidance after the Easter break and will be in touch when we have more information.

Yours

John Reilly

Principal