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600/4776/8 – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Certificate in ICT and600/4778/1 – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Diploma in ICT.
Any qualification that is on the Ofqual register, has a QAN number and is eligible for Entitlement Framework is acceptable in NI.
The position regarding performance points in Northern Ireland is unchanged, DENI are currently reviewing their performance measures systems however any proposed changes would be subject to consultation. For information, the DE NIEFQAN file, available on the DENI website, provides information on the equivalence for qualifications currently available under the Entitlement Framework and associated performance points at the link below.
Alternatively contact us directly for further guidance.
The changes that are being made to the GCSE English qualifications in England will not affect the current arrangements for Northern Ireland.
Please refer to the Notice to centres below for further information.
CCEA Regulators have approved a one year extension for our current GCSE English Language (NI) J345 qualification which meets the DENI speaking and listening requirements. This qualification will therefore be available to all candidates in NI centres until June 2017. This is on the understanding that we will not provide any retake opportunity for NI candidates after this series.
Please refer to the notice to centres below:
OCR has considered the requirement from the DENI for the assessment of practical skills to count towards the overall grade for A Level sciences in Northern Ireland (NI).
We have considered a number of assessment models that might allow us to offer a variant of the English A Level science qualifications in NI. Unfortunately, we could not produce an economically viable model that did not involve a significant investigative element (this element being unacceptable to current NI centres). Without this element we don’t have a model that will effectively discriminate across the ability range. On this basis OCR will not be offering a NI variant for first teaching from September 2015.
OCR can, however, offer a solution to the 2015 ‘gap’ year between the end of the current OCR science A Levels and the start of the next CCEA iteration.
600/4776/8 – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Certificate in ICT and 600/4778/1 – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Diploma in ICT have performance points for reporting from 2015 onwards.
Qualifications in DAQW are approved for use in Wales, subject to any guidance regarding the Learning and Skills Measure, curriculum or funding related to the age, Key Stage or other factor affecting delivery. Arrangements regarding performance points are different in Wales and England; you can find further information via the link below. Alternatively contact us directly for further guidance.
The Welsh Government has made public the way forward for A Levels and GCSEs for first teaching in Wales from September 2015.
Please refer to the notice to centres below for further information.
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Including Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and NVQs:
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