Qualification Results August 2020

Further to the delay announced by Pearson on Wednesday 19th August regarding the release of BTEC results we are pleased to be able to provide a further update.

 

Level 1 and 2 BTEC and OCR Cambridge Technical Results Update

OCR Cambridge Technical results were reissued on Tuesday 25th August to learners personal email addresses.

Level 1, Level 2 and Entry Level BTEC results will be issued on Friday 28th August to learners personal email addresses.

 

Level 3 BTEC Results Update

Level 3 BTEC results will be reissued on Friday 28th August to learners personal email addresses. The result contained in the email you receive will be your correct grade and any grade previously given should be discarded. Students should be assured that no grades will go down, there is however potential for them to go up.

 

 

Initial Announcement – Wednesday 19th August 2020

Following Ofqual’s announcement on Wednesday 19th August, that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, the impact on BTEC and Cambridge Technical students has been reviewed.  Following this review it has been decided that BTECs and Cambridge Technicals are now going to be awarded using the same principles applied to General Qualifications this summer.  Due to this decision being made at a late stage, we have been instructed as a college not to issue any further BTEC or Cambridge Technical results until further guidance has been issued by the relevant awarding bodies.

Students however should be assured that no grades will go down, there is however the potential for them to go up.

Pearson advised “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 will work urgently with you to reissue these grades and will update you as soon as we possibly can. 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.”

Therefore, at this time we will not be releasing any results for BTEC Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications or any OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications.

All students impacted by this situation should be assured that your place at college is secure.

 

We will be continuing to monitor the situation and will provide you with further information should it become available.  Thank you for your patience.

Contact our Exams Team at  exams@wvr.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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