Where can I find information about the OCR specifications and exams?
Specifications and examinations are the responsibility of the awarding body OCR. We cannot answer questions about assessment on this C21 project website. However, here are links to pages where you will find useful material on the OCR website.
Links to OCR documents for each course
These links take you to the OCR documents page for the 2011 specification for each course. If what you want isn't there, click on the 'View all documents' link on the OCR web page.
On these pages you will find the following:
* summary of scheme of assessment
* contolled assessment information
* specimen assessment material and mark schemes
* free past papers to download
* examiners' reports and mark schemes
* teacher support material
* details of OCR training opportunities
Teacher support and coursework guidance
Here on this website is a list of contents for the GCSE Science teacher support and coursework guidance including case studies. This is for the 2006 specifications.
Pilot exam papers
As a one-off exception to OCR material being available from OCR, here are some pilot exam papers for GCSE Science on this project website. Note the health warnings
Pilot exam questions for GCSE Science
External training courses available from OCR
Follow this link to an OCR webpage about their support and training.
Exams officer information from OCR
OCR home page for exams officers
Exams officer training
Dates for exam results
Enquiries about results including appeals
Controlled assessment is different for each C21 course. See the information provided by OCR for each one.
If you have a query about the assessment of Twenty First Century Science please telephone OCR's Customer Contact Centre 01223 553998 and ask to talk to a Twenty First Century Science Qualification Manager.