The June 2016 series was the final assessment opportunity for several of OCR's ‘legacy’ GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications, which have been redeveloped as part of the government reform of general qualifications. Following the issuing of results, some students may now be looking to resit these qualifications and we would like to ensure you are aware of what qualifications are available to resit and when the resit opportunities are available.
All ‘legacy’ GCSE Maths and English qualifications had their final assessment opportunity in June 2016, but most are available to resit in November 2016 and June 2017 as laid out in the table below.
Please note: there are no resit opportunities available for English Literature (J360).
*Candidates wishing to resit Mathematics A (J562) after November 2016 are able to use the Mathematics B (J567) specification.
If a student resits any of these qualifications, they will need to resit all the exams for that qualification. Full information on the rules for students wishing to resit ‘legacy’ GCSE Maths and English qualifications is available on our resit arrangements for ‘legacy’ GCSEs, AS and A Levels guidance page on the OCR website. Information on our new GCSE (9–1) Maths and English qualifications is available on the GCSE and A Level reform page.
The following AS and A Level qualifications had their final assessment opportunity in June 2016 and are available to resit in June 2017:
*Centres that have offered the qualification before have a final assessment opportunity in June 2017, with a resit opportunity in June 2018. (The June 2016 final assessment opportunity and June 2017 resit opportunity applies to centres that did not previously offer this qualification.)
**For Northern Ireland centres, the final assessment opportunity for this qualification will be June 2017, with no resit opportunity. DENI requirements for AS/A Level sciences in Northern Ireland are different to requirements in England. Centres in Northern Ireland will need to transfer to the reformed CCEA specifications in these subjects.
Students will be able to carry forward the results from or resit each unit. Full information on the rules for students wishing to resit ‘legacy’ AS and A Level qualifications is available on our resit arrangements for ‘legacy’ GCSEs, AS and A Levels guidance page.
Information on our new AS and A Level qualifications in the above subject areas is available on the GCSE and A Level reform page.
Further Support and Guidance
Full details of the entry rules for legacy GCSEs, AS and A Level qualifications can be found on the entry rules pages of our website.
We have created the Qual Change Planner, an online tool designed to support schools and colleges in changing from the qualification currently being delivered to one of our new reformed qualifications or alternative provision. You can search a current qualification by subject or entry code to find out more about final assessment opportunities and replacement qualifications.
For more information on the reform of general qualifications and please visit our dedicated GCSE and A Level reform pages.
If you have any other queries about this notice, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 01223 553998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.