Were btec results downgraded?

Last Update: April 20, 2022

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The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, said on Tuesday that 2% of BTec results were downgraded from the teacher-assessed grades, compared with 40% of A-Level results.

Why are BTEC results delayed?

Why have results been delayed? Pearson said the last-minute decision to delay is to allow it to regrade all of the results to bring them in line with A levels and GCSEs, which have now been awarded based on teacher assessments.

Are BTEC results delayed?

Students are still waiting to receive their results following delays, which are usually awarded at a similar time to A-Level results. But now, those who have studied for the qualifications say their future plans could be put on the line as some have been waiting for more than a fortnight.

How will BTEC students be graded 2021?

Most BTEC students will receive teacher-assessed grades in 2021. These grades will be based on coursework, internal assessments and mock exams. ... Some BTEC students, for who the only sensible way to assess their skills is through practical assessment, won't receive teacher-assessed grades.

Are BTEC results being regraded?

The 2020 exam results chaos continues as Pearson announced that no BTEC results will be issued on Thursday, August 20. All BTEC results have been pulled and are being regraded, it said. It will cause particular uncertainty for those who taken BTEC courses alongside their GCSEs.


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Are BTECs Cancelled 2020?

All Btec exams scheduled for later in the year will be cancelled along with A-levels and GCSEs. This year's exams will again be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, after Boris Johnson announced new measures on Monday. Schools are being closed until at least after the February half-term, with teaching moving online.

What is D * in BTEC?

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Firsts (RQF)

Each individual unit will be awarded a grade of Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction or Level 1. Distinction* is not available at unit level. ... D* is an aggregated grade for the qualification, based on the learner's overall performance.

What is going on with BTECs 2021?

Funding for other current post-GCSE options, including most BTECs, will be removed by 2025. These reforms, announced on 14 July 2021, are part of wider Government efforts to overhaul the further education system, including provisions in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which is currently before Parliament.

What is the highest grade in BTEC?

The highest grade that you can achieve after finishing your BTEC is a Distinction Star (D*). This is similar to an 8+ at GCSE level and about an A* at A level (based on the UCAS tariff points that you can get). The lowest grade you can get depends on what level of BTEC you are taking.

What does Z mean in BTEC results?

Changes have been made to EOL for both individual and bulk grade reporting to incorporate a new flag “Z” to indicate where the unit was due to be assessed between 1 August 2020 – 31 August 2021. ... You will need to use EOL to flag reduced assessment.

What does P mean in BTEC results?

Pass (P) Pass (P) Level 1 Pass (L1) Level 1 Distinction (L1D) Near Pass (N)

Are GCSEs happening in 2022?

GCSE and A-level 2022 exams grading plan will be confirmed in October, says Ofqual.

What is a Btec Level 3 equivalent to?

They can be studied at various levels, each of which equates to a different qualification: Btec Level 1 and 2 = equivalent to GCSEs. Btec Level 3 = equivalent to A-levels. Btec Level 4-5 = equivalent to 1st and 2nd year of an undergraduate degree.

What month do A-levels finish 2021?

Today (12 October), the government is announcing the summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July for almost all AS and A levels and GCSEs. Results days are Tuesday 24 August for A and AS levels and Friday 27 August for GCSEs so students will start the following academic year as normal.

Is BTEC easier than A levels?

Is a BTEC easier than A levels? Don't choose a BTEC expecting an easy life. The top grade – D* – is treated as equivalent to an A* at A level and the bottom grade – P – is equivalent to an E (a pass at A level). You'll also have to work very steadily throughout your course due to the continuous assessment methods.

What is a BTEC equivalent to?

The BTEC level 3 equivalent is A-Level. BTECs at levels 1 and 2 are equivalent to GCSEs, with levels 4 to 7 holding the same status of achievement as a degree.

Are BTECs still going ahead this week?

BTEC exam and Task based assessments for spring and summer 2021 will not go ahead.

Will BTECs get predicted grades?

For VTQs and other general qualifications that are most like GCSEs and A-levels, such as many BTECs and Cambridge Nationals/Technicals, exams will not go ahead. Instead, teacher assessed grades will be used, based on a range of assessment, including coursework, mock exams and internal assessments.

Will A levels be Cancelled 2022?

The government announced changes to GCSE and A-level exams next year to “maximise fairness” in light of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. Students in England are expected to sit formal exams again in 2022 after they were cancelled for two years in a row.


GCSEs are graded 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. Grade 9 is the highest grade, set above the current A*. The grades were given for the first time in 2017 results for specifications that first started teaching in 2015. From 2019, all GCSE results will be using the new system. See Ofqual's GCSE grading diagrams.

What happens if you fail a BTEC unit?

Failing a unit dramatically limits a student's final grade. Some units are 'Core Units' and failing a Core Unit means that a student fails the entire BTEC course. There is then no reason for them to remain a student in our sixth form. This happens at Tallis.

How do I get my BTEC results?

Schools and colleges differ in how they supply the results to you. You may have to visit the college to pick up your results, they may be sent to you electronically or in the post. Some schools have been known to issue them on A-level results day to tie in with A-levels.