BTEC Exams Update
BTEC Exams Update – 14 January 2021
On Thursday 13 January the DfE announced that Btec Exams will not go ahead as planned in February. This means that the planned exams for Btec Sport (Feb 2nd) and Btec Health and Social Care (Feb 5th) will not go ahead.
Pearson, the company who deliver Btec qualifications, have said ‘We want to reassure BTEC learners and centres that we will put arrangements in place for students who are now unable to take their external assessments to ensure they are not disadvantaged. So, those expecting to complete their qualification this year will be able to progress normally.
By the end of this week, Ofqual will start to consult on arrangements for issuing grades this year for regulated Vocational and Technical Qualifications, as well as arrangements for external assessments due to take place in June’.
The link to Pearson is https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/teaching-and-learning-support-in-2020.html
The link to the letter from the Secretary of State for Education on 13th January is https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951797/Letter_from_Gavin_Williamson_to_Simon_Lebus.pdf?
As soon as we know more we will share this with parents and our Year 11 students. In the meantime, it is vitally important that students maintain their studies to the highest possible standards as we work towards a return to being on site. This continues to be a difficult time for students, parents and staff and we are here to support you to the best of our ability. Please do not hesitate to contact us through the usual channels if you need to.