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Cambridge Nationals are the successor to OCR Nationals, available in a range of engaging subjects that are equivalent in size to GCSEs. The most popular subjects are recognised in DfE performance tables and Progress 8 measures. They provide an excellent start for vocational study and enable progression to Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as our Cambridge Technicals, A Levels or Apprenticeships
As previously shared, following the DfE’s review of ICT Technical Awards OCR were asked to make some changes to the Cambridge National Certificate in ICT, prior to inclusion in the 2019 KS4 performance tables.
We took this opportunity to consult widely with schools, employers and other qualification users, to ensure that our Cambridge National would continue to meet your and your students’ needs, ready for September 2017 teaching.
The overwhelming outcome of this consultation was that we should bring forward redevelopment plans and launch our brand new qualification, aligning it to the latest Key Stage 4 Curriculum and innovative use of technology to best equip your students for their future.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies.
Visit our qualification page and download the draft specification and draft sample assessment materials.
The DfE are now reviewing our draft materials for the 2019 KS4 performance tables. We will keep you updated on the progress of this review; we expect to hear back from the DfE in May.
The current Cambridge National Certificate in ICT continues to be eligible for reporting on the DfE’s 2018 KS4 performance tables.
We are launching an exciting new replacement for Cambridge Nationals in Business and Enterprise.
Our Cambridge Nationals in Enterprise and Marketing Level 1/2 Certificate has been developed with the support of employers and businesses, as well as the National Enterprise Challenge, to create engaging, inspiring and practical content.
It is the equivalent size to a GCSE at 120GLH.