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The information on this page has been taken directly from, and links directly to, OCR's website. All queries relating to OCR qualifications. systems and processes must be addressed with OCR, not The Exams Office


Latest News


Details of the key exams tasks you may be undertaking in your school/college this month.


OCR and The Exams Office have produced an 'Information gathering form' to help exams officers acquire qualification information from teaching staff.


Keep up to date with the latest information, tips and reminders with OCR's monthly publication, the Exams Officer update.

This is sent this to all OCR exams officers, but if you are receiving this update, then just complete OCR's quick and easy sign-up form.


OCR have clarified their position in their October Exams Officer update and in a blog on their website. 

All OCR cover sheets, additional answer booklets and word processed pages should be placed inside the relevant exam script, question paper or answer booklet and should not be attached using a treasury tag or any other fastening. Ensure the front page of the exam script, question paper or answer booklet has the candidate’s full name, candidate and centre number, and the unit/component code filled in and make sure candidates add these details, plus the page number, in the header or footer of each separate word processed page. 

You can read a more detailed explanation about returning exam items to OCR in their blog ‘Returning scripts – common questions and issues’. 


Centre support


Take a look at OCR's new beta web pages for exams officers.

The content has been completely restructured to reflect the exams cycle. The beta pages will be available alongside the current pages for a few weeks, giving OCR the chance to make changes and to gather your feedback.


In her latest blog, Dr Frances Wilson, Principal Researcher, provides an explanation of the new GCSE 9 to 1 grading.


Andy Barrott, Senior Manager in Assessment Standards, discusses the additional information which will be available to centres if they submit an enquiry about results - and how this can be requested.


Helen O'Leary provides some useful guidance to help you train your invigilators.


Key Documents


Click on the links below to access key documents and information from OCR.


Contact Information



Customer Contact Centre


General Qualifications

Telephone - 01223 553998

E-mail -


Vocational Qualifications

Telephone - 02476 851509

E-mail -



'As part of OCR's commitment to providing high quality support to the teaching and exam support staff in centres, we are pleased to announce we will be working in partnership with The Exams Office. This partnership will extend the existing range of support available to exam support staff and will help to ensure that this key role is fully informed in an ever changing environment. We are excited to be collaborating with The Exams Office and look forward to the year ahead.'

You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.
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