This page explains how to make entries for general qualifications (GCSEs, AS and A Levels) using A2C.
To make entries via A2C, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files need to be created using OCR’s basedata.
Before downloading basedata, please ensure your centre is approved for the relevant qualification(s) and you have the latest version of your Management Information System (MIS).
How you load the basedata will depend upon your examination administration software.
Use our final entry information for help in generating your EDI files:
Instructions on how to send your EDI file via A2C are provided on the A2C Transport application download site.
Technical support for examination software packages used by centres is not available from OCR; please contact your software supplier. If you have any queries about the receipt of your entry files or require technical support for A2C, please contact our customer support centre.
Once OCR has downloaded your entry or amendment file, this will be acknowledged within the logs screen of the A2C Transport application under the Sent Files tab.
We download files at least four times each working day.
Note: an acknowledgement does not mean the file has been successfully loaded to our system as validation checks will need to be performed.
Once OCR receives your entries we carry out a number of checks and, if your entries fail the validation checks, we will contact you.
It’s important for you to be available once files have been submitted in case we have any queries on your entries.