For Cambridge Technicals, we are asking you to let us know which students you are expecting a result for this summer, so we can prepare to collect the centre assessment grades and rank orders for each unit. This is called an ‘intention to claim’.
Why do we need to submit an intention to claim?
Cambridge Technicals qualification entries tell us which students have been registered for a qualification. They do not tell us when a student is ready to complete their qualification. Therefore, by submitting an intention to claim, you can let us know which students need to receive a calculated result this summer.
What is the deadline for submitting the 'intention to claim' spreadsheets?
Please return the spreadsheets to OCR by 22 May. We do not require your centre assessment grades and rank orders now, only details of the students you are expecting an overall qualification result for this summer.
When do we have to submit our centre assessment grades and rank orders?
The window for submitting centre assessment grades and rank orders for each unit will be 8 to 26 June 2020 using our new grade submission system. You do not need to provide any centre assessment grades or rank orders yet; please do not include them on your intention to claim spreadsheets now.
What about our Year 12s completing units this summer?
You do not need to submit an intention to claim, centre assessment grades or rank orders for students not completing the full qualification but due to submit units or take exams this summer. Further information on the arrangements for these students will follow.
How do we access the 'intention to claim' spreadsheets?
We have added the spreadsheets to the secure system, Kiteworks. All exams officers were sent an automatic email from Kiteworks. Click on the link in the email and follow the on-screen instructions to set up an account.
In the folder, you will see a spreadsheet for each qualification suite, each subject and each level containing all candidates from your centre who have been registered for Cambridge Technicals (2012 and 2016 suites) since 1 September 2018. These will include:
- All available units, including examined and moderated
- Candidates’ unit achievements – any units which have already been achieved will be shown with an ‘A’
- Candidates who have already certificated, in case they wish to resit and improve their full qualification grade.
Each qualification size will be shown on a different tab.
If any achievements are not showing or candidates are missing, please email us at email@example.com.
Why have you included learners who have already completed on the spreadsheets?
To enable you to include students that have returned to complete additional units, those who are resitting or resubmitting a unit or students topping up/moving down to another size qualification.
How do we complete the ‘intention to claim’ spreadsheets?
For each candidate due to complete an overall qualification this summer, you need to identify the units they want to use towards their qualification and whether they had intended to resit any of the units.
If the qualification entry is not correct, enter the qualification code for the qualification the student should be entered for in the penultimate column (QUAL_CODE_MOVING_UP_OR_DOWN).
If you’ve recently changed your qualification entry and the unit you wish to use is not showing, enter the unit number you wish to use in the last column (UNIT_CLAIM_MOVING_UP_OR_DOWN).
You do not need to make any claims on Interchange
How do we send the spreadsheets back to OCR?
Please return them to us by uploading them to Kiteworks by 22 May. We will be alerted as soon as you upload your completed spreadsheet. You do not need to provide any centre assessment grades or rank orders yet.
Can we access the spreadsheets after we have uploaded them?
You will be able to access the uploaded spreadsheets whilst you are completing them, however once all of your spreadsheets have been returned to OCR, you will no longer be able to access or edit them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues with the submitted information.
What if we do not have any learners completing a full qualification this summer?
Please email email@example.com with your centre number to let us know (so we do not chase you for your submission).
Do we need to make June 2020 unit test entries?
If you are looking to use a Cambridge Technicals 2016 suite June 2020 test unit towards a student’s qualification result this summer, and have not already done so, please make your test unit entries by Friday 5 June. There will be no late entry fees for these entries.
What about June 2020 test unit entries for students not certificating this year?
For students not completing the full qualification but due to submit units or take exams this summer, please wait for further information.
More information about the Cambridge Technicals process for teachers is available here.