Due to coronavirus, there won’t be any OCR exams for summer 2020, and the information on this page is not up to date. For the latest information and answers to your questions, see our dedicated support section.
The key dates and deadlines for general qualifications, including Cambridge Nationals, are given in the following document:
We have decided to delay the publication of the final version of the January 2021 timetable as we are still finalising the arrangements for assessments of Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals in the light of the cancellation of exams this summer. We are sorry for this inconvenience and we will confirm the final arrangement as soon as we can.
The structure of the exam timetable is agreed by all the JCQ awarding bodies and many factors are considered. We do not timetable examinations for weekends, bank holidays or school holidays, and religious festivals are taken into account wherever possible. We also use ‘clash statistics’ from previous series to avoid major clashes and feedback from centres to identify significant problems.
The provisional timetables are produced approximately a year before an examination series and then centres have an opportunity to comment. If we do not receive any feedback, we assume centres are happy with the timetables. Feedback should be sent to JCQ or OCR as appropriate as shown in the following table: