Select an OCR site
Watch our short videos and download factsheets explaining how an exam is created, marked and graded.
I want to
The process for submitting entries for vocational and general qualifications differs in several ways, so do read through the process before making your entries.
The term ‘general’ relates to AS and Advanced GCE (including Applied GCE), GCSE (including Applied GCSE), Entry Level Certificate, FSMQ, Level 2 Award, Level 1/2 Certificate, Level 3 Certificate, Principal Learning and Project.
NB Cambridge Nationals also follows the process below.
For estimated and final entry dates, please see our key dates and timetables.
We currently collect preliminary entries for GCE Applied Art and Design and GCE ICT to enable us to send you early materials.
All preliminary materials for other subjects will be available online from Interchange or, from 1 September, the OCR website.
Submitting preliminary entries does not replace the need to make estimated entries or final entries.
Estimated entries are your centre’s best projection of the number of candidates that will be entered for a unit or option in a particular series.
They are free and do not commit your centre in any way.
If you do not make estimated entries, you will not receive despatches of early examination materials (for example, instructions for practical examinations and pre-release materials) when you require them.
Estimated entries can only be submitted through OCR Interchange.
Just log on to Interchange, hover over ‘Entries’ in the left-hand menu and click on ‘Submit estimated entries’.
Final entries provide OCR with detailed data for each candidate, showing each assessment to be taken.
There are two methods of submitting final entries:
For details of what entry information is required, entry codes, rules of combination, information about resit entries, terminal rules, entry amendments and submission methods, please see the Admin Guide.
You may also find the following documents and link useful:
For specific details of what entry information is required and how to make entries, please see the individual Admin guides.
There are two main types of entry for vocational qualifications:
There are two main routes for making entries, though for some qualifications only one is available:
There are two main methods of making entries, though for some qualifications only one is available:
For the majority of qualifications it is possible to make full award or unit entries via named or unnamed routes. The following table provides a summary of the exceptions.
If you need to update candidates’ personal details, e.g. name or date or birth, you can make the changes via Interchange. If you wish to change a candidate’s whole name (rather than correct a spelling mistake), you will also need to send proof of the candidate’s name change to OCR Operations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.