Have you ever thought “I wish there was a better way to do this” or “I wonder if there is a guide on how to deliver this experiment?”
The answers to these questions could be a lot closer than you think.
OCR has been championing cluster groups for ten years! We believe these mutually supportive groups can facilitate knowledge sharing and build supportive teacher communities.
Cluster groups provide the opportunity for teachers, at every level and in the same geographic area, to meet together and share knowledge, resources and expertise on OCR GCSE Science Twenty First Century and Gateway specifications.
Managed at the local level by cluster coordinators, cluster groups rely on the wisdom of crowds or collective knowledge. If a school has a question that they cannot answer internally, it is very likely that someone from their cluster can.
OCR Science Subject Specialists visit at least once a year and will be on hand to answer any specific enquiries such as how to mark six mark questions, how to deliver controlled assessments and changes to specifications. At a Cluster Group you can:
Want to host a cluster group in your area? Whether you are a Science teacher or Head of Science you can get involved in organising a cluster group.
Register your details and we’ll get in touch.
Let us know about your cluster group and ask us any questions, by contacting us:
If you would like an OCR Subject Specialist to attend your cluster group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.