As a not-for-profit organisation, OCR is fully committed to offering quality and value for centres. Our fees list is consequently regularly updated to reflect the real costs of delivering and supporting our qualifications (see below for what our fees cover).
To ensure you are viewing the latest available fees list, we recommend you always access the document directly via our website.
We want to be transparent about our fees policy following the cancellation of exams this summer. Our published fees are based on our costs if exams were still going ahead as usual. When we have reviewed the final costs involved in giving students grades this summer, we will pass on any savings to you, as we did in 2019/20.
The joint DfE and Ofqual consultation on awarding grades this summer proposes exam boards support schools and colleges to submit grades based on teacher assessment with assessment materials, training and guidance, as well as a quality assurance process. While we don’t know what we’ll have to deliver yet, it’s likely to involve significant costs and it’ll take time to review the final costs we incur before we can confirm the savings we’ll pass on to you.
Alongside our specifications, our fees include a considerable package of resources and support for schools and colleges including:
During the pandemic, we have been continually adapting our support to meet the needs of schools and colleges, with extra online training events for teachers and exams officers, and free resources to support remote learning, as well as clear and regular communications. We will deliver the assessment materials, training and guidance and the extra quality checks that are determined by the consultation.