Below are the most frequently asked questions from teachers about our Cambridge Nationals Enterprise and Marketing qualification.
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There are two assessment series each year - January and June. The first assessment will be June 2018 and then in January or June of each following year.
The first assessment series for units R065 and R066 will be June 2018 and then in January or June of each following year.
As the outcomes of unit R065 will be required by students when completing unit R066, they must have completed the assessment for unit R065 before they start the assessment for unit R066. As such, students should not be entered for unit R066 in a series earlier than unit R065.
Yes. However, as students must have completed the assessment for unit R065 before they can complete the assessment for unit R066, they should not be entered for unit R066 in an assessment series before unit R065.
Yes. Students may resit each unit and the best unit result will be used to calculate the certification result.
Students may resit the externally assessed unit R064 once only.
The total GLH for this qualification is 120 GLH.
Yes. Students need to have completed the OCR-set assignment for Unit R065 before they can start the OCR-set assignment for Unit R066. They will use their completed work from Unit R065 when completing the tasks for R066.
It is possible for students to work in groups to discuss the knowledge aspects of units R065 and R066. However, all practical tasks and evidence submitted for assessment must be entirely the students’ own, individual work.
The ‘Information for Teachers’ section of the OCR-set assignments provides further, specific guidance regarding group working.
No. You must not change any aspect of the OCR-set scenario or tasks. The set of tasks form a coherent whole, addressing all the learning outcomes and allowing access to the full range of marks.
Altering any aspect of the OCR-set assignments may constitute malpractice and will be subject to investigation by OCR.
No. You must not provide templates or writing frames for students to use when completing the assignment tasks. These may constitute over-direction, additional to that which is allowed by the qualification and therefore may be treated as malpractice. See the guide to generating evidence for further information.
A completed witness statement is only needed for Learning Outcome 3 (Task 3) of unit R066 – the professional pitch. You should not need to complete a witness statement for any other task within the qualification as learner-generated evidence should be submitted.
The witness statement required for completion for Learning Outcome 3 (Task 3) in unit R066 can be found at the back of the OCR-set assignment(s) for this unit. This witness statement form has been specifically designed for this task so you should not use any other witness statement that may be available on OCR’s website.
No. A completed witness statement form is only needed for the professional pitch to an external audience.
Yes. The marking grids are contained in both the specification and the OCR-set assignment booklets. You may feel that it would be beneficial to provide your students with a copy so that they better understand the criteria that they are working towards.
No, marks should not be awarded for the artistic merit of the designs that the students produce.
However, the draft designs should be clearly labelled to show that they are fully thought out and ensure they can be easily interpreted by others. If students are not confident about drawing a design, they may produce it electronically, but either way, should provide full descriptions of all key aspects of their designs.
A minimum of two external people must sit on the external panel.
The panel needs to consist of independent members who are not involved in teaching the students this qualification, e.g. external commercial contacts, School Leadership Team (SLT), governors or non-class teachers.
Each external pitch should last between 5 and 10 minutes, with 5 extra minutes to answer questions from the panel if required.