BTEC Tech Awards Sept 22 - Performing Arts - Principal Moderator

Reference:PM/BTECTECH/Performing Arts 

Closing date:27 September 2023 at midnight 


The Principal Moderator is responsible to the Chief Examiner for ensuring that the standards of the internally assessed unit/component are maintained and are consistent with the unit specification and assessment criteria. The Principal Moderator is responsible for the setting of coursework tasks/set assignments and the standardising of moderators.   




·       Undertake the setting of coursework tasks/set assignments in line with the qualification criteria and standardise coursework moderation.  

·       Compile exemplar work, annotated to show how the assessment criteria are to be applied.  

·       Ensure that moderators meet the standardisation requirements and take action if any moderator fails to maintain the required standard.  

·       Ensure that all moderators correctly interpret and apply the assessment criteria and that they are using the same criteria as the awarding organisation provides for the internal assessors.  

·       Monitor the standards of any Assistant Principal Moderators, Team Leaders and moderators.  

·       Ensure that appropriate preparatory, follow up and remedial work with centres is carried out.  

·       Be involved in the awarding process and advise members on how the component functioned and recommend preliminary mark ranges for the judgmental grade boundaries.  

·       Submit to the Chief Examiner an evaluation report on issues relating to the performance of the component.  

·       In conjunction with the Chief Examiner/Moderator takes account of feedback from previous assessment sessions (including recommendations from relevant monitoring reports), as well as feedback from Assessment/Chair of Examiners/Reviser/Language Specialist and CPM. 

·       Confirms materials are ready to progress to QPEC stage and ensures committee agree on final wording of set assignment. 

·       Reviews set assignment to ensure content is free from error. 




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