If you missed our Managing Results and Appeals training session for general qualifications and Cambridge Nationals, you can watch a recording. We've also summarised the results arrangements in our blog which you may wish to share with others.
Key dates and times
- 9/10 August – AS and A Level, Core Maths, Extended Project and FSMQ
- 11/12 August – GCSE, Entry Level Certificate and Cambridge Nationals
Results are made available to centres from 12.01am the day before they can be released to candidates. This is known as restricted release. Results can be given to candidates from 8.30am on results day, which is a later time than last year.
Please remember that results must remain confidential until this time so you can’t give students the final teacher assessed grades you submitted to us.
Results data must not be shared more widely until after the candidates have received their results and don't forget, you can't release results to local authorities or the media until 9.30am on results day. See the JCQ release of results guidance for further details.
What's available when?
We’ve updated the results area of the OCR website with what's available when.
Restricted release to centres (Monday/Wednesday)The day before students receive their results, the following are issued:
- EDI results files via A2C (12.01am)
- Interchange results data – to access, select ‘Results from the main menu and then ‘Results by candidate’ or ‘Results by assessment’
- Interchange results reports
Results day (Tuesday/Thursday)The day students can receive their results we will publish provisional exam statistics. Due to the nature of the arrangements this summer, we are not releasing any component or unit results; we are only issuing full qualification results. We will also not be publishing grade boundaries, examiners' reports or mark schemes. Our results analysis service, Active Results, will be available but won't contain any June 2020 or June 2021 data.
- X (No Result) – a result has not been issued – This will be shown in Interchange and on results reports where you were unable to provide a teacher assessed grade for a student and had submitted an X in the Grade Submission System but did not withdraw the entry. For qualifications with a unitised entry structure (Cambridge Nationals, AS and A Level History and Further Maths) you will also see this showing for the units in Interchange and on the statement of marks report. X (No result) will not be recorded on a student’s certificate.
- Q (Pending) – where a result is currently unavailable – In each instance we should have contacted your centre in advance to explain why the result is pending. If you have not received any communication from us, please speak with your Head of Centre who will have more information about the issue.
Results reportsInterchange results reports: broadsheet and statement of marks
Entry withdrawals and candidate amendmentsIt is no longer possible to withdraw entries. If you need to correct a candidate’s name, date of birth, UCI or ULN, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you've requested early certificates, you must inform us of any corrections to candidates' details by 27 August.
AppealsFor the summer 2021 results, standard post-results services will not be available. Instead, there will be a new appeals process. JCQ has published detailed guidance on their website including a guide to the appeals process, detailed appendices and dedicated appeals FAQs. Please read these carefully before carrying out or submitting appeals.
Submitting grade change requests and appeals to OCR
For OCR, you'll submit your grade change requests and appeals to us via Interchange.You'll need the Centre Administrator role to view the 'Appeals 2021' menu item. If you need other staff to be able to submit appeals, they will also need Centre Administrator access – please complete and return a new Interchange Agreement. For guidance how to prepare your evidence and how to submit grade change requests and appeals, please see the updated Appeals 2021 page of the OCR website.
If you need a copy of the grades you submitted from the OCR Grade Submission System, you can download the 'Centre grade report' from the centre dashboard (see the OCR website for details of how to access the system). Please do this by 9 September as we need to archive the data after this date.
Next assessment arrangements
We will be offering all GCSEs, A Levels, Core Maths and some AS Levels in the Autumn 2021 series. As for the Autumn 2020 series, there will be no non-exam assessments (NEA). Grades will be determined on student performance in exams only. The exception is art and design where we will set and mark a new task to determine a student's grade.
- AS and A Level, Core Maths – 8 September
- GCSE and Cambridge Nationals – 4 October.
Key dates, fees and entry codesYou can view the key dates and exam timetables on our website together with the fees. The entry codes booklets for the Autumn series will be available on our website by 9 August (we won't be sending hard copies of these). Basedata for all qualifications will also be published on 9 August.