Jon Varey, PE and Sport Subject Advisor
Here at OCR we’ve had lots of queries from centres in recent weeks about marking coursework, or non-exam assessment (NEA). For the Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies (J803, J813 and J829) and Sport Science (J802, J812 and J828), this means the NEA set assignment tasks.
There have been questions about how to apply the mark scheme and questions about administrative requirements. In the light of these recent queries we’ve had from you, we thought it would be helpful to provide a quick summary of the support available to ensure that you are marking to the correct standard.
There are several resources that will help you have confidence in your application of the mark scheme for Sport Science (J802, J812 and J828).
There are several resources that will help you have confidence in your application of the mark scheme for Sport Studies (J803, J813 and J829):
The following resources will help you and your students understand and follow the process involved with the Cambridge Nationals qualifications:
Submitting grades and getting candidate work ready for submission within the given deadlines can be a challenging task for teachers and exams officers. However, it is crucial to make sure that the marks and work are submitted on time to facilitate the moderation process and enable students’ results to be released on time. For guidance and a useful checklist on the process please see our recent subject update.
General information on NEA administration is available on our website.
If you have any questions, you can email us at email@example.com, call us on 01223 553998 or tweet us @OCR_PhysEd.
You can also sign up to subject updates and receive information about resources and support.
Jon joined OCR as a PE and sport subject advisor in September 2021 having taught in a variety of secondary schools across the country for over 20 years gaining a wealth of experience and subject knowledge. During this time, he has set up, delivered, and assessed a wide range of courses within physical education and sport. In his spare time, he is a keen runner and enthusiastic mountain biker, enjoys attending sporting and music events when possible and walking his two whippets.