Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals
Unlike for the qualification teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, now that you have submitted your unit teacher assessed grades, you can tell students their grades.
When you give students these grades, you must tell them the grades are provisional until they receive their final results on results day (13 January 2022).
If students are not happy with their grade, you should carry out a centre review now. If you find a procedural or administrative error which you think requires a change to your submitted grade, please email us at email@example.com so we can look into this for you.
Please provide the candidate details and the reason for the grade change.
If you do not find a procedural/administrative error and students are still not happy with their grade, they can ask you to submit an appeal to OCR on their behalf via Interchange from results day in January.
Once results are issued in January, if a student thinks an error has been made with their grade, as for summer 2021, there are two stages for post-results appeals:
- Centre review (stage 1) – If the student did not query their result before results issued, they must first ask you to carry out the centre review. This can be on the grounds of procedural and/or administrative errors. If you find an error which affects a grade, you will need to submit a grade change request to us via Interchange. If the centre review was done pre-results, and students are still not happy then you can move straight to stage 2.
- Appeal to OCR (stage 2) – If students are not happy with the outcome of the centre review, they can ask their school or college to submit an appeal to OCR. This can be on the grounds of procedural error by the centre, administrative error by OCR or an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement. Appeals cannot be submitted to OCR until a centre review has been completed and the outcome reported to the student. Appeals need to be submitted to us via Interchange.
The deadline for submitting grade change requests and appeals is 1 March 2022.
Pre-results frequently asked questions (FAQs)
We’ve given our unit teacher assessed grades to students but they’re not happy. What do we do?
You can conduct a centre review now to determine if an administrative or procedural error has affected the teacher assessed grade submitted for the unit.
If you find an error that requires a grade change, please contact us.
If you do not find an error but the student requests that you submit an appeal to OCR, this can be done from results day, 13 January 2022, via Interchange.
What additional information can we give the students? Can we give them copies of the evidence or marks?
As with the summer 2021 process, you can share with students the sources of evidence used to determine their grade along with (and where deemed appropriate by the centre) any grades/marks associated with them.
We recommend centres share this information with students before results day. However, if you have not been able to share this information before results day, you must be prepared to do so on or after results day if a student requests it.
You may also share copies of the work used to determine the unit teacher assessed grade now before final results are issued.