- If students cannot carry out practical science activities, they can observe a demonstration and/or simulation to cover the apparatus and techniques required. This can be carried out by a teacher or remotely, for example by watching a demonstration online or a video.
- There is no change to the assessment. A minimum of 15% of the marks on the exam papers will still test the apparatus and techniques covered by the practical activity groups (PAGs).
- Centres must still submit an OCR NEA Centre Declaration Form.
For more information, you can watch our YouTube video: Changes to Assessment in 2021 - GCSE (9-1) Sciences
Please also check our Subject Information update: Summer 2021 adaptations of AS, A Level and GCSE qualifications for the latest information.