We are pleased to confirm that OCR has been formally recognised by Ofqual as an awarding body to provide reformed GCSEs.
The first reformed GCSEs to be taught in schools from September 2015 will be in maths, English language and English literature. OCR will be submitting these qualifications for accreditation next week and sharing the details of our draft specifications on our website.
Mark Dawe, OCR Chief Executive, said: “For many months, we have been working hard to develop exciting new GCSEs in English and maths for teaching in schools from September 2015. With the help of teachers, university academics, subject experts and employers, we are building a new generation of qualifications with exciting, stimulating content and resources to match, designed to enthuse teachers and students alike. We look forward to introducing teachers to our new specifications over the coming months.”
Once accredited, OCR’s new qualifications will be in schools in September 2014, giving teachers nearly a year to get up to speed with the changes before first teaching in 2015. New GCSEs in history, geography and the sciences will follow in the second phase of reformed qualifications.
To read about the changes to GCSEs and A Levels, take a look at the reform pages.
OCR is also running a series of free half day events across the country in June and July offering teachers guidance on introducing the new GCSEs and A Levels. For more details about attending the events, visit the CPD hub.