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An OCR spokesperson said: "OCR is naturally disappointed that the regulator did not accredit its GCSE Science specifications. They were designed by experienced syllabus developers in close contact with the science community."
"However, given that they were built to QCDA criteria, this ruling clearly indicates that Ofqual had major problems with its partner quango - and that the Government was right to scrap it. OCR trusts that Ofqual will now reach a new level of transparency about what is required from awarding bodies and will start work on amending the syllabus immediately."
We will continue to work closely with Ofqual to have our specifications accredited and delivered in time for first teaching in 2011. We are committed to providing you with full training and resources to take you through the changes identified with the new qualifications. For information regarding our science specifications, please visit www.gcse-science.com.