OCR is committed to working hard to reduce the likelihood of errors in future A Level and GCSE examination papers.
Following a thorough internal review, OCR has now submitted undertakings to the regulator, Ofqual, outlining the steps it will continue to take to improve its procedures and processes, to achieve that goal.
In summary, OCR is committed to endeavouring to ensure all future examination papers are error-free by the implementation of the following:
The implementation of these actions will be reviewed and updated quarterly.
Additionally, OCR has also introduced interim measures, as of January 2012, to check examination papers: external proofreading of all question papers, checking by independent subject experts and an additional written sign off by a principal examiner.
Ofqual's inquiry into exam errors, published in December 2011, found no evidence of systemic failure in the exam system.