Who is OCR?
OCR Exam Board is a leading UK awarding body. Providing qualifications that engage people of all ages and abilities. The A-level courses, GCSE courses and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.
OCR qualifications are developed in close consultation with teachers, industry leaders and the government to ensure they are relevant for learners today and meet requirements set by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
As a not-for-profit organisation, OCR’s aim is to have a positive impact on the learning experiences and achievements of as many people as possible.
What does OCR stand for?
OCR stands for Oxford, Cambridge and RSA. Now we know you're thinking, what does RSA stand for? The Royal Society of Arts.
The History Of OCR
OCR stands for Oxford, Cambridge and RSA. The exam board and awarding body was founded in 1998 and are a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group. The Cambridge Assessment Group was established in 1858 and owns and manages the University’s three exam boards. It is now Europe’s largest assessment agency and operates in over 150 countries, playing a leading role in developing and delivering assessments across the world.
As part of this group, the OCR Exam Board has access to unrivalled expertise and research capability across assessment and examinations.