OCR: notice of intention to fine: March 2018

Ofqual issues notice of intention to fine OCR following non-compliance with Ofqual's conditions between 2014 and 2017.


Notice of Intention to Impose a Monetary Penalty

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Awarding organisation Issue Action taken Case status
Oxford, Cambridge, RSA Examinations (OCR) Failure to comply with Conditions A4.2(a), A4.3, A5.2(a), A5.2(e), A6.1, A7.1, A8.2(a), B2.4, B3.1, G4.1. G4.2(a), G8.1(b), H2.1, H2.2(b), H2.3(a) in respect of incidents occurring before September 2017. Notice of intention to impose a monetary penalty Open

On 1 March 2018 Ofqual formally issued OCR with a notice explaining our intention to fine it £125,000.

Following an Ofqual investigation into a number of incidents reported by OCR, OCR has admitted failing to comply with 15 of the General Conditions of Recognition and has agreed to pay a monetary penalty as well as giving a regulatory undertaking to Ofqual.

Ofqual’s investigation concerned incidents affecting the delivery of OCR’s GCSE computing qualification. The breaches OCR has admitted relate to those incidents but also include submitting an annual statement to Ofqual which was not accurate.

Ofqual’s proposal to fine OCR £125,000 takes into account OCR’s co-operation with the investigation and in particular its decision to make admissions, to agree to pay a fine in this case and the steps it has taken to prevent recurrence of the incidents.

Interested parties now have the opportunity to make representations.

Published 2 March 2018