More BTec understudies could confront deferrals to results

Some BTec level 2 understudies won’t come by their outcomes true to form on Thursday, a test board has recommended

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Around 235,000 BTec Firsts, Technicals and Tech Award grades were booked to be shipped off understudies on Thursday.

However, test board Pearson said that, starting around Wednesday morning, 7,000 understudies were “ineligible to accept their grade”.

Pearson said it had “a committed group” attempting to get any remaining data and would give any outcomes “as fast as could really be expected”.

In an explanation on Wednesday, the test load up expressed: “As of 09:00 BST today, there are 7,000 understudies that are at present ineligible to accept their grade as they don’t meet the capability standards as of now.

“We have a committed group set up to work with schools and universities to get and approve any remaining data.”

Pearson said it was centered around “running those qualification checks and giving any outcomes as fast as conceivable to understudies”. It said thanks to schools and universities for “enthusiastically supporting us in this work”.


Bridget Phillipson, Labor’s shadow schooling secretary, said “confusion” around BTec results was “inadmissible”, adding: “Unfortunately understudies are as yet looking out for results from a week ago.”

The Department for Education has been reached for input.

By and large grades for GCSEs on Thursday are supposed to be lower than 2020 and 2021, when grades in view of educators’ evaluations prompted an ascent in good grades.

Yet, – similarly as with last week’s A-level outcomes – they are projected to be higher than grades in 2019.

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