Btec students due to receive revised grades after recalculation

Students will begin receiving their Btec results from Tuesday, August 25 after exam board Pearson delayed their publication.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 8:13 am

Grading for the vocational qualifications was delayed to give the board more time to recalculate the grades after A-level and GCSE results were revised to be based on teacher estimates.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the Government’s U-turn last week, following protests about the so-called ‘triple-lock’ approach after a number of A-level results were downgraded.

Last week, Pearson said the regrading was needed to “address concerns about unfairness in relation to A-levels and GCSEs and ensure no Btec student is disadvantaged.”

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People take part in a protest outside Downing Street in London over the government's handling of exam results after A-level and GCSE exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: PA.

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice-president for Btec and Apprenticeships at the company, said all eligible results will be available by Friday, August 28.

Around 200,000 level one and two entries were due to receive grades last Thursday, while 250,000 level three grades have already been awarded but were part of the reassessment.

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