Following the cancellation of exams, we’re providing guidance to support you in determining and submitting teacher assessed grades this summer.
We’ve published a package of support materials to help marking and grading:
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published detailed guidance on determining grades for GCSEs, AS and A Levels in summer 2021.
Much of the JCQ guidance also applies to determining and submitting teacher assessed grades for students certificating with Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals in summer 2021.
To reflect differences in the content and structure of these qualifications, we’ve produced our own dedicated guidance to supplement JCQ's.
To give students' results this summer, please submit teacher assessed grades for GCSE, AS and A Level, Cambridge Nationals, and Cambridge Technicals by 18 June 2021 using our grade submission system.
This is the same system you used for summer 2020.
In February 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual confirmed that students taking our Functional Skills qualifications are to continue to take assessment where it is safe to do so. Where your students are not able to access live assessments safely or remotely, and you have exhausted all other options to take a test, you will be able to submit a request for a grade based on teacher judgement.
We have created
which explain how you can judge if your students are eligible for a teacher assessed grade and the process you should use to make your judgements.
To request a teacher assessed grade for Functional Skills, please complete the Request for Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) form and send to VTQ@ocr.org.uk.
We have also put together guidance on the process for exams officers and FAQs for teachers/tutors and FAQs for teachers and tutors.
We regularly update our most frequently asked questions to support you through summer 2021.