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For up-to-date information on the impact of coronavirus on exams and assessments, please click here

The OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) is a UK awarding body that provides GCSEs and A levels in more than 40 subjects and more than 450 vocational qualifications.

Arrangements for awarding qualifications in 2020/21

OCR publishes provisional timetables for exams and assessments in 2021

OCR has now published its provisional exam timetables for GCSE, AS Level, A Level, Cambridge National and Cambridge Technical. You can find these here.

Centres can also now make entries for Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals (January 2021 series) until 2 November 2020 without incurring late entry fees.

Guide to the specification and assessment changes for GCSE, AS and A levels

The OCR is producing ‘Guide to the changes’ documents which provide an overview of the changes for specific subjects in 2020/21 to account for lost learning time, public health guidelines and possible future disruption.

The subject-specific documents also set out what the changes mean for specifications and assessments. They can be downloaded from the subject qualifications pages.

OCR confirms adaptions to Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals for 2020/21

The OCR has published their final unit-level changes to Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals 2020-2021. These are the changes put in place in place to meet public health requirements and the result of OCR’s other proposals on assessed grades and a reduced number of assessments overall. 

For Cambridge Nationals schools and colleges, OCR encourages centres to submit some, or as many moderated units as possible, ahead of the summer 2021 series and to support this, there will be no late entry fees applied for the January series. 

Summer 2020 - the awarding of qualifications in light of the cancellation of exams and assessments

For up-to-date information and guidance from the OCR, you can visit its website here.

Final exam timetable published for 2020 Autumn exam series

The OCR has published the final exam timetables for the 2020 Autumn series for GCSEs, AS, A levels and Cambridge Nationals. These timetables can be found here.

  • You can access information about the OCR's GCSE qualifications here
  • You can access information about the OCR's A level qualifications here
  • You can access information about the OCR's technical and vocational awards here.

Last updated 10 November 2020