If you’re about to issue Cambridge Technicals (2016 suite) results for the June 2019 series, read on for hints and tips, including what to look out for if you find you have any missing or incomplete results. You can also refer to our handy factsheet for more help.
Cambridge Technicals qualifications are unitised qualifications, which means they are designed to be taken in chunks, or units, throughout the course. These units are either assessed via an exam or coursework which is marked by teachers and then ‘moderated’ by an OCR moderator. When all the required units have been taken, we automatically issue an overall grade.
Units are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. In addition, a near-pass grade is available for Level 3 examined units and is reported as ‘R’. This allows a student to achieve an overall qualification without passing one or more of the externally assessed units.
You can see the grade scales for Cambridge Technicals overall qualifications on the results section of our website.
The first thing to note about Cambridge Technicals results is that there is no official results embargo. You can give students their results as soon as they are issued.
For the June 2019 series examined units, results and results reports will be available on Interchange by 14 August. If students have completed enough examined and moderated units, we will also issue qualification results at the same time. Students’ marks for their examined units are available from the ‘candidate unit achievement report’ on Interchange. You can see a student-friendly example on our website.
We will issue up to three EDI results files on 14 August at 12.01am (the same time as A Level results). You will receive results files for:
If you are a SIMS user and want to import your qualification results into the summer season, we produce specific ‘summer’ basedata to enable you to do this. This is an optional download and is available from our website.
We will send hardcopy control reports and certificates to arrive on 14 August. The control reports show the results for all units, including the marks for examined units – you can see an example on our website.
If you are unable to import your EDI results files, before you do anything else, please check you have the latest version of the basedata. This is the first thing our Customer Support Team will ask you if you are having difficulties, so it’s best to check this first. We’ve made a couple of late changes to this year’s basedata so do make sure everything is up to date.
Capita also have a helpful YouTube video you can use if you need a reminder on how to refresh your basedata.
If you have any missing or incomplete results, it’s also worth making sure:
If you encounter any of these issues, or have any further questions, please get in touch with our Customer Support Centre where our advisors will be more than happy to help.
Paul Jones - Senior Customer Support Manager
Paul is the Senior Customer Support Manager. The Customer Support Team provides support, training and guidance for centres administering OCR qualifications. Before joining the Customer Support Team Paul worked in the Operational Hub and as a Qualifications Manager. His experience in these roles has given Paul a diverse range of knowledge that helps to assist and support our customers.