We are pleased to be able to confirm the next assessment arrangements for Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals. Following feedback from teachers:
Please see below for more details.
Cambridge Technicals moderated units are available on-demand as normal. There will be no changes to the grading criteria for moderation in the autumn. Where we provide an assignment for a unit, there will be no changes to the assignments.
We will not be offering visiting moderation for Cambridge Technicals when centres return after the summer holidays. Instead we will be providing remote moderation. We will provide more details about how this will work and when you will be able to arrange your moderation as soon as we have further information, which is likely to be during the summer holidays.
For Cambridge Nationals, the November 2020 series will be available as usual for moderated units only via postal and OCR Repository moderation. There will be no visiting moderation.
In addition, we will be offering the moderated units for Information Technologies and Enterprise and Marketing units. These will follow the same timelines as the other Cambridge Nationals moderated units.
The provisional key dates for this series are as follows:
Please note there will be no changes to the assignments and no changes to the marking criteria for November 2020 submissions. If your students have completed units that you were planning to submit in the June 2020 series, we recommend you submit them in the November 2020 series.
Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals examinations will be available in the January series. We will also be offering Cambridge Nationals moderated units with postal and OCR Repository moderation – visiting moderation will not be available.
Any candidate can enter for and take assessments in autumn, although we understand it will mainly be useful for those who completed work last year:
We understand you are anxious to hear information that will help you to plan for your 2020/21 assessments. We are currently working with our regulators to confirm the details of the assessment arrangements and will let you know as soon as they are available. However, we recommend you start delivering the content you had already planned to deliver in autumn 2020.
We would like to reassure you that our arrangements are still in place for students who are currently in Years 9, 10 or 12 who planned to take assessments in June 2020 and complete their qualification in 2021. We will calculate an assessed grade for units intended to be entered in summer 2020, which will be used towards a qualification completed in 2021.
If you have any queries, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org