We have made updates to the OCR assignments for Cambridge Nationals in ICT. This is to:
Although the instructions and guidance have been updated, there are no changes to the actual tasks, evidence requirements, marking criteria or the standard of work required.
We have renamed the model assignments to ‘OCR Set Assignment’ to reinforce the message they must be used for the summative assessment of Cambridge Nationals ICT. We don’t provide an assignment for unit R011 (the learner-initiated project).
We have renamed the model assignments to ‘OCR Set Assignment’ to reinforce the message that they must be used for the summative assessment of Cambridge Nationals ICT. No other changes have been made to the assignments for these units.
Use the updated version for learners just starting an assignment. These assignments are for summative assessment (once the teaching phase is complete) so your teaching is not affected by the updates.
My learners are part way through an assignment. Do they have to switch to the updated version?
No, a switch is not necessary. The tasks (what the learner is expected to do) have not changed, only the guidance and information. However, you can provide the learner with the additional guidance from the updated assignment which will support them further in the generation of evidence for the summative assessment.
My learners have completed the older assignment but I have not submitted it for moderation yet. Is any extra work needed before submission?
No extra work is needed but we strongly recommend checking the ‘Information for Teachers’ section of the new assignments, specifically sections 7 and 8 before marking and submitting the evidence for a particular examination series.
Yes, but for your next cohort you should change to the updated OCR Set Assignment.
Why has this additional guidance not been made available before?
The additional information and guidance was previously available from various sources, including the specification and the OCR reports to centres. We have now brought the guidance together in one place for clarity and ease.
How will I distinguish the old and new assignments?
The older versions will have the following message on the front cover:
Archived: Please download the current version of this assignment for any new learners.
An updated version of this assignment (with additional information and guidance) is now available to download from our website. Any learners starting an assignment should use the updated version. This version is provided for reference only and for learners that are part way through the assignment. This archived version cannot be used as practice material.