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BTEC EXAMS January 2021

As you are aware the Prime Minister announced a new lockdown and the news that schools, colleges and training providers will close to the majority of learners on the 4th January.  The DfE originally confirmed on January 4th that they expected scheduled vocational exams to go ahead and it has now updated that guidance on 5th January to give schools and colleges the choice to offer students vocational exams, should schools and colleges judge it right to do so.  We have taken the decision not to run the scheduled BTEC exams in January and February.

We have not taken this decision lightly but feel it is the right thing to do given current circumstances.  We have taken into account that the transmission rate for Covid19 is very high in this area, as well as the fact that examinations for GCSE and A Levels are being re-thought; we want to be fair to BTEC students as well, many of whom will not feel fully prepared for sitting an exam at this time.  

Pearson, the BTEC qualification provider, has agreed the following with Ofqual and the DfE to ensure that no learner is disadvantaged.

  *   They will certificate any learner who is unable to take their exams and has enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression.
  *   Learners unable to take their assessment this January may be able to take their assessment at a later date. If that is not possible, we will put in place arrangements to ensure no learner is disadvantaged.

Once it has been determined how students will be awarded grades this year we will communicate this to you.  Whatever national system of assessment is adopted, it will recognise your hard work and effort both in what you have achieved so far and also your work over the next few months.  The key is for you to keep going, and not allow this announcement to stop you working hard and striving to do as well as you can.



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