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OCR’s GCSE Gateway Science B suite of qualifications is changing as part of the government reform of general qualifications.
OCR’s current GCSE Science B (J261), GCSE Additional Science B (J262), GCSE Biology B (J263), GCSE Chemistry B (J264), GCSE Physics B (J265) and GCSE Further Additional Science B (J266) specifications are being withdrawn in summer 2017. This is due to the development of the new GCSE (9-1) Biology A (J247), GCSE (9-1) Chemistry A (J248), GCSE (9-1) Physics A (J249) and GCSE (9-1) Combined Science A (J250) qualifications.
The final assessment opportunity for the current (J241-J246) specifications will be the summer 2017 series.
We will provide a resit opportunity for the GCSE Science B (J261) and GCSE Additional Science B (J262) qualifications in November 2017. The following rules apply to students wishing to take resits in these qualifications:
A summary of the changes can be seen in the table below:
For further information on deadlines for submitting entries, entry amendments/withdrawals and the submission of marks for internal assessment please see the Admin guide: 14-19 qualifications. We will continue to support and assess the current qualifications up to the conclusion of the final assessment series with resources such as Examiner Reports.
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