In 2011 OCR funded the provision of free eBooks for A Level students across the UK. Initially planned as a one-year trial, the huge demand for these free resources led us to extend the facility through to 2014.
The majority of our A Level subjects have been covered by the 60 plus titles that have been available since the launch of the initiative in September 2011. Our eBook suppliers, Hodder Education and Oxford University Press have helped us to supply almost 1 million eBooks free to UK schools and colleges.
As GCSEs and A Levels, for first teaching from September 2015, are being redeveloped, OCR and Oxford University Press will no longer be supplying eBooks. However, Hodder Education will continue supplying free eBooks for some subjects and you’ll be able to order your free eBooks for 2014/15 through Interchange as usual.
Liz Tribe, Managing Director of Hodder Education, said: “Hodder Education is delighted to be able to support OCR for a fourth year of the free eBook scheme. We have been enormously pleased with the take-up of our A Level materials, and look forward to further success next year.”
The eBooks partnership gives teachers and students access to free high-quality eBooks which can be used flexibly either in the classroom or at home, to suit individual teaching and learning styles.
Over 37 titles of free eBooks are available to order today across a wide range of AS and A2 subjects covering broad areas of the curriculum. See a full list of the eBooks by downloading our catalogue below.
This free eBook offer is available to all schools and colleges teaching A Levels, not just those that currently use OCR's AS and A2 qualifications.
If you're not currently an approved OCR centre, you'll need to apply for approval and then register for access to Interchange before you can request your eBook(s).
- Once you have logged into Interchange, select 'Resources and materials' and then 'eBook ordering' from the By task menu.
- On the next screen you simply need to select the eBook specification you want to order (displayed by code and title) from the drop down box and the quantity, then select 'Add order line'.
- Repeat this for as many specifications as you need. Once you have added all the specifications you require select 'Confirm and place order'.
- You will then receive your log in details from Hodder Education to access your chosen eBooks within 3 days.
Demo versions of the eBooks from Hodder Education are available. These are examples of the resources that are now accessible from OCR's Interchange website.
Schools and colleges can trial two eBooks by following the links below - just sign up for the products below using an existing Dynamic Learning log in, or register for a new one. You'll get instant access and the trial is free for 60 days.