The latest information regarding Pearson BTEC Summer 2020 Grades
Please see below urgent statement from Pearson regarding BTECs:
"Following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, we have reviewed the impact on BTEC students and taken on board feedback from teachers, schools and colleges. Following our review and your feedback we have decided to apply Ofqual’s principles for students receiving BTECs this summer.
This means we will now be regrading all the following BTECs -
- BTec Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF)
- BTec Level 1/2 Tech Awards
- BTec Level 2 Technicals
- BTec Level 1/2 Firsts
BTEC qualification results have been generally consistent with teacher and learner expectations, but we have become concerned about unfairness in relation to what are now significantly higher outcomes for GCSE and A Levels.
Although we generally accepted Centre Assessment Grades for internal (i.e. coursework) units, we subsequently calculated the grades for the examined units using historical performance data with a view of maintaining overall outcomes over time. Our review will remove these calculated grades and apply consistency across teacher assessed internal grades and examined grades that students were unable to sit.
We want to reassure students that no grades will go down as part of this review.
We appreciate this will cause additional uncertainty for students and we are sorry about this. Our priority is to ensure fair outcomes for BTEC students in relation to A Levels and GCSEs and that no BTEC student is disadvantaged."
Alternatively, you can contact the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline below.
The National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline
The National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline is available again this year, providing professional and personalised advice to those receiving any exam results, including BTECs, GCSEs and A Levels. The Exams Results Helpline runs from Wednesday 12th August and continues until Friday 28th August. It is available for young people, and their parents or carers looking for careers support, who can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.
As well as the Exam Results Helpline, National Careers Service has developed new pages on its website, offering post-16 and post-18 advice, covering everything from exploring options and career routes at 16 and 18, to how to write a CV and how to find job opportunities. Please see the National Careers Service website for further information.
Phone - 01992 411 400