This update has been revised since originally published on 19 June. We have now provided further guidance on adapted assessments, which can be viewed on the vocational qualifications area of the OCR Support Centre.
During this challenging period, awarding organisations are following exceptional requirements set out by the regulators, Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales. This guidance allows awarding bodies to issue results as follows:
The aim is to enable as many students as possible to receive a result for OCR assessments they planned to take in spring/summer 2020. After discussions with the regulator, Ofqual, and other awarding organisations, we are putting the following arrangements in place for each OCR qualification:
If you have students who were expecting to complete assessments between 20 March and 31 July 2020, we will work with you to provide a calculated result for Life and Living Skills and Using ICT (Entry 3).
The window to provide grades to OCR is 29 June to 17 July.
In order to prepare for this:
We can now provide you with more information about how you can adapt assessments to allow remote assessment or remote verification for each qualification.
Please see the vocational qualifications area of the OCR Support Centre for further guidance.
For moderated qualifications, you may not need to adapt these assessments if you have work already completed, internally assessed and ready to submit to your OCR moderator. This may be submitted in the usual way with the exception of the submission cover sheet. A summer 2020 version of the cover sheet is available from the vocational qualifications area of the OCR Support Centre. This must be submitted with your evidence.
We will offer assessment opportunities for these qualifications when it is safe to do so and will keep you updated with our next steps.
More information is available in our vocational qualifications FAQ area.
If you have any queries, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.