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A bank of model assignments is provided by OCR for units R002–R010. Centres must select from the model assignments provided, to use when assessing their learners.
Centres can make modifications to the model assignments that OCR provides so that the assignment can be put within a local context that learners might relate to more easily, or to allow for differences in the materials, equipment and facilities available at different centres. Guidance on what can be modified is given in each assignment in the section Teacher Information under Scope of permitted model assignment modification.
OCR will review the model assignments annually which may result in an assignment being withdrawn and replaced. It is up to the centre to check the website to see which model assignments are available to be used. We will give approximately 12 months notice if a model assignment is to be withdrawn and replaced so that we do not disadvantage any learners who have already started working on an assignment that is to be replaced.
For more information on the use of model assignments please see section 4.2.1 in the specification.
If you currently teach the GCSE in ICT, then the Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Certificate in ICT provides an alternative qualification to move to.
Draft Key Stage 4 Performance Tables for 2018 will be issued by the DfE in December 2015. We are confident that Cambridge Nationals ICT will be recognised on there.
All qualifications are subject to review and we are currently preparing to ensure that our Cambridge Nationals continue to meet the needs of students for the next scheduled review in 2017.
This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones, now impacts all of our lives. This new Cambridge Nationals in ICT reflects this and provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical.
This resource brings together the questions from the June 2013 examined unit (R001), the marking guidance, the examiner’s comments and the exemplar answers into one place for easy reference.
This document shows how Cambridge Nationals in ICT units and learning outcomes map to Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia units and learning outcomes.
This is a guide for teachers so that you can see how we would mark work, Cambridge Nationals are designed to give the learners the project and let them create the work. The guide contains sample learner work for this unit and covers all learning objectives, graded at Marking Band 1 (MB1) and Marking Band 3 (MB3).