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We are unable to provide results over the telephone or via email.
All applications are processed in strict date order. We do not offer a fast-track service.
We aim to process applications within 28 working days but this is an estimate only and there may be certain busy periods in the year when it will take longer. We therefore advise you to apply at least six weeks before the date you need your certificate.
If you're unsure which examination board your exams were taken with, please contact your school or college for advice. Further information can also be found on the Ofqual website.
In addition to OCR qualifications, we also hold ‘historical records’ for the following exam boards:
If you’re not sure who holds your certificate of secondary education (CSE) records, take a look at this handy document:
If you believe OCR holds your examination records, you’ll need to download the application form relevant to your qualification:
Please include as much information in your application as possible. To help us process your application, remember to include:
Ensure you provide clear copies (we will not be responsible for any originals) of the required documentation stated within the application form. We need this to search for your results and produce the relevant documentation. If your name has changed since you sat your exams, you must include copies that show both your current name and your name at the time you sat the exam(s).
The costs for replacement certificates and certifying statements of results are provided on the relevant application form. Please ensure you have calculated the cost correctly, taking into account any additional copies required, searches on multiple exam series and any UPS charges.
We accept payment by credit/debit card, cheque or Postal Order (made payable to OCR). Please note we are unable to process cash payments.
If you send your application via email, please do not include your credit card details. Instead, once you have sent your application (see below), please call us on 01223 553998 to make your payment.
To comply with Data Protection and access any records we may hold for you, you must complete and sign the application yourself - we are unable to accept applications completed by a third party i.e. teacher, relative or employer.
Send your completed application form and all relevant documentation to Historical Records, OCR, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 2EU, or attach them to an email to the email address on the application form.
Certifying statements/replacement certificates will be sent by First Class mail to UK addresses. Overseas delivery is by courier delivery, where the fee is outlined on the application form.
If you submit an application and we are unable to find any results for you, or you do not require the subject(s) and results we find, we will refund 50% of the fee charged.
It's not possible to change whole names on certificates, but requests to correct spelling mistakes can be made if your personal information (e.g. name or date of birth) is incorrect on your certificate:
In all cases, there will be a charge for any personal detail amendments; this is listed on the application form.
If you believe your certificate does not show the correct grade, please contact your school or college in the first instance and ask them to get in touch with us.
If you are a third party organisation wishing to verify the results of an individual, please download, complete and return the relevant application form:
Please note: Learners cannot apply for this service, although they will be asked to sign the application form.
Firstly, we recommend you contact the exams officer at your school or college to see if they have the original certificate. Schools and colleges are required to retain certificates for a period of 12 months after they are issued. After this time, if they have not retained the certificate, you will need to apply for a certifying statement of results/replacement certificate, depending on the qualification.
Schools often advise previous candidates to contact us because we are one of the larger exam boards. However, many schools do not keep records of which boards they used many years ago, so you may still need to contact the other exam boards as well.
We cannot guarantee that OCR holds your records until you have completed an application form allowing us to search our archives.
Please note: many schools and colleges use different examination boards for different subjects. You may need to contact the examination boards separately.
For general qualifications, such as GCSEs, we are required to show all passing grades obtained with our board in a given series on the certifying statement of results. For example, if you passed three subjects with OCR in one series (e.g. June 2015) you cannot request that we show only one of them. This is to ensure the documents we issue accurately reflect the information which would have appeared on the original certificate.
In some cases, however, training providers or educational establishments require proof of qualifications in specific subjects (eg Maths and English for PGCE courses). If you require confirmation of a specific subject, please indicate this on the form and we will let you know if we cannot find it. If you do not require a statement showing the subjects we have found, you will still be charged an administration fee which is 50% of the fee for each exam series we have searched.
Please include this information on your application form, as this may help assist us with our search.
For advice on the equivalency of UK qualifications, please visit the Ofqual website.
For advice on the equivalency of international qualifications, please contact UK NARIC – the National Agency responsible for providing information on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications.
No. If a university or employer is asking to see proof of examination results before we have processed your application, please let them know about the process and waiting time. If necessary, we can supply them with confirmation that we are processing your application.