BTEC Results Delayed to Undergo Review

BTEC Results Delayed to Undergo Review

Posted On 20th August 2020 By Charlotte Horsfield

This week, the government announced changes to A-level and GCSE results which means that students will now receive their Centre Assessment Grades (i.e the grades submitted by their school or college).

Following the change, a last-minute decision was also made to review all BTEC results to ensure fairness and consistency.

This means that Level 1 and 2 BTEC results, due to be released on Thursday 20 August are now delayed until further notice. Level 3 results already given to students will also undergo a review and may, in a small number of cases, be upgraded.

Awarding bodies have assured all students that no results will be downgraded as a result of the review.

Following the announcement, Newcastle College contacted all learners still expecting results to make them aware of the delay.

Scott Bullock, Principal of Newcastle College appeared on Sky Breakfast News in response to the announcement, to discuss the impact on students.

He said: “This is a national issue which has affected students across the country and is unfortunately out of our control.

“As a college, we welcome the news that BTEC results will be reviewed to ensure fairness and that as a result no student will be disadvantaged as they progress into further study or employment.

“However, we share our student’s disappointment and frustration that these decisions have been taken at the last minute and resulted in a delay, especially at what is already an anxious time for many of them.

“We are committed to supporting all of our students affected by delays to their results and we will work with the awarding body to ensure results are finalised as soon as possible.”

Any student affected by a delay to results can find out the latest information and updates here.