The existing Year 10 and Year 11 practice papers for the Gateway Science Suite (J247, J248, J249 & J250) and Twenty First century Science Suite (J257, J258, J259 & J260) will be kept on the secure OCR Interchange for the lifetime of the specification. The live assessments will be only available to teachers on the OCR Interchange from two weeks after they have been sat by students until the following May when they will be published on the public website.
The grade boundaries for each exam series are published on the OCR website each year. You should be aware that there is a rigorous standardisation process before and during the marking of live assessments to ensure comparability between all candidates at all centres. The marks produced by a teacher of their own students’ responses will be unstandardised and should be treated as general guidance only.
The grade boundaries for reformed GCSE (9–1) qualifications are based on total raw marks and will change each year based on the individual assessment and the prior attainment of the students sitting the exam.