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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.
September 2016 sees the launch of the second tranche of reformed GCSE (9–1), AS and A Levels qualifications. If your centre is teaching a two-year GCSE, AS or A Level, or a one-year AS Level course in the 2016/17 academic year in any of the tranche 2 subjects, you need to be aware of the changes.
Please refer to the full update below:
Northern Ireland reform update: Changes to GCSEs, AS and A Levels from September 2016
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.
We have previously given details outlining how Qualifications Wales is moving forward with the reform of GCSEs, AS and A Levels in Wales. The second wave of reform changes will come into effect in September 2016 and we want to ensure that OCR centres understand how this will impact on them and the support we have in place for you.
The primary change for maintained schools in Wales is that centres commencing teaching a two-year GCSE, AS or A Level, or a one-year AS Level course in the 16/17 academic year in most of the second wave subjects in September 2016 will need to take the reformed WJEC ‘Wales – only’ qualifications.
Please refer to the full notice below for further information.
Changes to AS, A levels and GCSEs in Wales that will affect OCR Centres from September 2016.
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.
Including GCSE and GCE:
Including Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and NVQs:
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