Tshepi Mpunzi – Digital Services Manager
Following the cancellation of exams, students will be given grades based on teacher assessment this summer. OCR Sociology has provided you with a package of support materials including questions, mark schemes, data about how students typically performed and exemplar grading and marking material. You can download the assessment materials from our grade submission portal.
The use of this material is optional and it’s only part of the range of evidence teachers can use to determine a teacher assessed grade. You may like to make your own assessments using our past papers – and this is where OCR ExamBuilder is perfect.
ExamBuilder is our free question-building platform for a range of our qualifications across A Level, GCSE, Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals. ExamBuilder is free for all OCR centres with an Interchange account and gives you unlimited users per centre.
You can design your own sociology topic tests, homework activities, and end of year mock exams with ExamBuilder. You can filter by question types or topics or optional topics from both Paper 1 and Paper 3.
Like other test creator platforms, ExamBuilder gives you online access to a bank of past exam questions ranging from 2017 to 2020 for A Level Sociology H580. You’re able to view and export the papers as they are or edit them and create bespoke tests, which you can share with colleagues in your centre.
To access ExamBuilder you need a centre subscription.
If your centre is not registered with ExamBuilder, you need to sign up to the service. Once you have signed up and your details have been verified, you will receive an automated email from no‑email@example.com to finish your registration and access the system.
If your centre is already registered with ExamBuilder, your access coordinator or a colleague with an ExamBuilder account can set up your account easily and quickly.
Chosen filters are highlighted with a tick.
PDF export – an un-editable PDF resembling the original question paper as much as possible.
Word export – a Word document with any graphical elements resembling the original question paper as much as possible. May not be fully editable.
Editable Word export – this export allows more flexibility for editing, but may not look exactly like the original question paper.
We have a full range of past papers, mark schemes, examiner reports and candidate exemplars from the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 exam series. 2019 and 2020 papers are held on Interchange. To further help you, we published our new Guide to assessment (Interchange login is required). This is a student-friendly document that has exemplars and top tips to explain the assessment and structure of each exam question.
If you have any queries, you can email us at Sociology@ocr.org.uk, call us on 01223 553998 or tweet us @OCR_Sociology. You can also sign up to receive subject updates about resources and support. This will include our “Ologist” newsletter that tells you about current events and resources.
Tshepi has been with OCR for nearly two years, working in the Digital Services Improvement team. Her role is all about improving the customer experience of ExamBuilder: from turning past exam papers into digital content, to working with customers to get insights on how we can improve ExamBuilder, to giving customers access to the service.