Examination board apologises to college students nonetheless wating for BTec outcomes

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BTec examination board has stated it’s “very sorry” that some college students are nonetheless ready for his or her outcomes two days after they have been due, leaving them unable to verify college locations.

Lots of of hundreds of scholars acquired A-level, BTec and T-level examination outcomes on Thursday, however some in England and Wales who’ve taken BTec {qualifications} with examination board Pearson have had no information of their grades.

Pearson stated there was no “systemic concern” in charge for the delay as what they described as “a tiny share” of scholars are nonetheless ready to listen to about their BTec (Enterprise and Know-how Schooling Council qualification) outcomes, including that the explanations are particular person to every affected faculty or faculty.

The precise variety of college students nonetheless ready on Saturday is unknown, Pearson stated, however “it’s falling on a regular basis” as outcomes are launched hourly.

Nineteen-year-old Francesca, from Lancashire, advised the PA information company that the delay had precipitated her much more stress throughout what was already a troublesome time.

She did an utilized science course with Pearson and requires two deserves and a go to be accepted on to the human physiology course at Manchester Metropolitan College.

She stated: “It positively is tense, I’m autistic so was already battling ready for outcomes and making ready to prepare for college – so it positively has made the stress worse.”

When requested if she has acquired a lot assist, she stated: “My faculty has and there’s tons of individuals there which have been attempting their finest and retaining me up to date, so I’ve positively had good assist from my faculty.

“It was half of my entire class who didn’t obtain the outcomes. Some have managed to get their outcomes now however me and a few others nonetheless haven’t.

“It was positively irritating that different folks bought theirs, particularly as a result of all of us sat the identical exams.”

She added that she had been in touch with Manchester Metropolitan College and “they have been nice and warranted me they might maintain my place”.

A spokesperson for Pearson stated: “We’re very sorry that some college students are nonetheless ready for his or her outcomes. BTecs are a modular qualification and to ensure that us to award an total consequence, we require grades to be supplied for every unit and a declare made to obtain the qualification.

Universities are used to managing this of their processes, and we’re working with awarding our bodies to make sure all college students can obtain a choice on their software

“We’re grateful to the colleges and faculties which might be working with us across the clock to resolve any remaining points. Our crew delivered lots of of outcomes yesterday and as we speak and we’re right here all weekend working to ship extra outcomes as quickly as we are able to.

“We urge any pupil ready for his or her outcomes to please name us on 0345 618 0440.

“Ucas has advised us that one of the best factor a pupil can do is contact their college of alternative straight, in order that they know they need the supplied place and may maintain it. Or we’re comfortable to name their college for them to elucidate the state of affairs.”

A spokesperson for Ucas, the admissions service for increased training establishments within the UK, stated: “College students might discover they’re awaiting their examination outcomes for a lot of causes, and never all {qualifications} are awarded on JCQ (Joint Council for {Qualifications}) outcomes day.

Universities are used to managing this of their processes, and we’re working with awarding our bodies to make sure all college students can obtain a choice on their software.

“Ucas advises that universities maintain provides till September 7, so any pupil that has but to obtain their qualification outcomes has time to fulfill this. College students are additionally free to begin their Clearing analysis ought to they want.

“If college students have any questions on their software, Ucas is right here to assist you. Go to ucas.com or converse to a Ucas adviser on the cellphone or social media.”

Examination regulator Ofqual has stated that college students “have proven a lot resilience in making ready for and taking their {qualifications} through the pandemic”, and added that it has “each sympathy” with these affected.


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