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At BETT 2012, the leading educational IT event in London, OCR will today showcase its new Cambridge Nationals in ICT qualifications for 14-16 year olds.
OCR provides the broadest range of ICT qualifications, including GCSEs and A Levels in Computing which focus on understanding how computer technology works.
The new Cambridge Nationals in ICT qualifications incorporate the recommendations of the Wolf Report and have been designed by OCR to meet the government's new performance table criteria for schools. Industry leaders, teachers and training providers were consulted during development to ensure OCR’s new qualifications focus on the skills as well as the computer knowledge expected by future employers and places of study.
Cambridge Nationals in ICT will be launched in schools and colleges for teaching from September 2012, following accreditation by Ofqual. If a school or college is already approved for the current ICT Nationals range, OCR will automatically transfer centre approval fo the new Cambridge Nationals in ICT from September 2012.
As well as the Cambridge Nationals in ICT, OCR has updated its current Nationals range of school-based vocational qualifications specifically to reward the skills of 14-16 year olds in Science, Sport, Health and Social Care, and Business.
Details of the new generation of OCR's vocational qualifications for 14-16 year olds are available on a dedicated OCR microsite - www.cambridgenationals.org.uk.