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BTEC qualifications

Dear student,

You may have seen the very late decision last night to withdraw all BTEC results. This impacts upon those of you who were due to receive L2 results this morning and those of you who received L3 results last Thursday. A review of the grading in these qualifications will remove the calculated grades that were applied to examined units and will apply consistency across teacher assessed internal grades and examined grades that students were unable to sit.

For those of you expecting L2 results today, the College will update this notice as soon as an announcement is made. You will, of course, receive the results for any GCSE courses that you studied for last year today as normal. Those of you who have appointments to enrol for this year today still need to enrol as instructed previously even if you are now concerned that you don’t meet the entrance criteria without their BTEC grades.

For those of you who received BTEC results last week, we will contact you as soon as the revised results are released. Pearson, the exam board in question, have assured everyone affected that grades can either increase or stay the same; they cannot go down.

Pearson last night released the following statement:

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 and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

The College will continue to offer you all the support possible in resolving problems that have arisen owing to these events.

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