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For up-to-date information on the cancellation of the summer 2020 exams in light of the covid-19 outbreak, please click here

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.

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

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

OCR resources on GCSE and AS/A level centre assessment grades

OCR has created some quick guidance documents for heads of centresheads of departments and teachers to support the process for centre assessment grades and rank order. To accompany the guidance, OCR has also created a useful timeline and some new guidance videos.

Arrangements for Cambridge Nationals

OCR's arrangements for issuing Cambridge Nationals results this summer have now been confirmed. Centres/schools will have a two-week window from 1 June until 12 June 2020 to submit centre assessment grades and rank orders. OCR has produced some accompanying guidance documents for teachers and heads of department.

Arrangements for Cambridge Technicals

OCR's process for issuing Cambridge Technicals Level 2 and Level 3 results this summer has now been confirmed. Centres/schools will have a two-week window from 8 June until 26 June 2020 to submit centre assessment grades and rank orders per unit. OCR has produced some accompanying guidance documents for teachers,  heads of department and heads of centre. They have also produced a guidance video.

Grade submission system

OCR has developed a new system for schools/centres to submit its centre assessment grades and rank orders. Schools/centred have been sent an email on 22 May with joining instructions. OCR have provided online training videos and step by step guidance on their website.

The system will be available as follows: 

  • 22 May onwards – Centre admins (usually the exams officer) will be able to add and remove users and update head of centre details. 
  • 1–12 June – Submit centre assessment grades and rank orders for general qualifications and Cambridge Nationals. 
  • 8–26 June – Submit centre assessment grades per unit and rank orders per unit for Cambridge Technical
For more information, please click here

Submitting endorsement grades 

If you teach GCSE English language spoken language, A level biology, chemistry, physics or geology, and you have a student grade for a completed endorsement, please submit that data via Interchange. OCR prefers this data by the usual May 15 deadline. Where this is not possible, this deadline will be extended to the centre assessment grade deadline.

NEA materials for summer 2021

OCR has made the decision to publish three non-exam assessment materials for summer 2021 (GCSE D&T, AS and A level in Music Technology) to give teachers the maximum pre-creation time. These were sent to centres on 1 June. Pearson will be monitoring official guidance closely as they may have to make changes to arrangements at some point.

OCR needs your up-to-date contact details

To ensure OCR can support you and your centre during COVID-19, if you're teaching with them, please make sure you have provided an email you can access at home and at school.

Qualifications

 

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

     
Last updated 03 June 2020