Before making entries, please ensure that your centre is approved for the relevant qualification(s).
More details on applying for approval can be found on the centre approval page.
General Qualifications latest release
June 2014 series 6a - z6a14_01 (format version 14)
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for GCSE, Entry Level Certificate, Level 2 Award, Level 1 and 2 Certificate and Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
Please note: The June series 6a file contains the appropriate Pilot schemes for the series. You should only make entries for Pilot schemes if you have been invited by OCR to be a Pilot centre.
Speaking & Listening in GCSE English and GCSE English Language: Please note that the following basedata does not currently include GCSEs in English and English Language. In August this year, Ofqual confirmed that the marks for Speaking & Listening should no longer contribute to the overall grade for GCSEs in English and English Language. We are continuing to work with Ofqual to confirm the arrangements for Speaking & Listening and, as soon as these arrangements have been finalised, we will publish revised basedata. We will send a notice to centres as soon this is available – we anticipate that this will be before Christmas.
June 2014 series 6b - z6b14_01 (format version 14)
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for GCE, FSMQ, Level 3 Certificate, Principal Learning and Project qualifications.
Any Welsh centres wishing to make entries for Principal Learning (Wales) should contact the Welsh office for the basedata files.
Download each set of files, extract all of the constituent files to a suitable directory and then use the import or update feature in your examinations software to add the new basedata.
Which file should I choose?
Choose the .exe self-extracting zip file if you use Windows 95 or later. Double-clicking on the downloaded file will automatically extract the relevant files.
Choose the .zip file if you use Windows 3.1 and then use a zip program such as WinZip or PKZip to extract the files.
Please note: These executable and self-extracting .zip files may contain viruses that could harm your computer. OCR has checked for viruses using commercial virus-checking software but by downloading and opening these files you agree that OCR shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused in the event that the file contains a virus or other harmful component.
OCR cannot answer any questions on the use of SIMS or any other exams software packages.