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Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board (OCSEB)

 Management Group
Reference Code: GBR/2086/OCSEB

Scope and Contents

Records of Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board (OCSEB). Includes administrative and committee papers, personal papers, and publications produced by the organisation. Also includes some exam material, such as syllabuses, question papers and reports.

The records held by Archives & Heritage chiefly represent those of the Cambridge side of the Board, principally from the 1940s onwards.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1997



202 archive box(es) : Paper, photographs, cassettes

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The records in this collection that are open to access are arranged as follows:
OCSEB/A - Administrative, 1917-1996
OCSEB/C - Committees, 1945-1995
OCSEB/EX - Executive, 1935-1997
OCSEB/GA - Government Agencies and National Institutions, 1921-1996
OCSEB/GEP - Government Education Policies and Initiatives, 1939-1995
OCSEB/IB - Inter-Board, 1940-1995
OCSEB/M - Miscellaneous, c.1930s and 1950s, 1988
OCSEB/PP - Personal Papers, 1921-1994
OCSEB/R - Research, 1946-1995
OCSEB/RP - Publications, 1913-1995
OCSEB/S - Subjects, 1928-1994
OCSEB/P - Examination Publications, 1918-1999


Owing to the diverse provenance of the papers and the lack of an inherent filing system, an artificial order or arrangement has been imposed on this archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

When OCSEB merged with UCLES in 1995, papers were divided between Cambridge University Library and the emerging UCLES Archive.

Many of the files in this collection appear to have been created first by A. E. E. McKenzie and then added to by H. F. King in their roles as Secretaries of the Cambridge side of the Board.

Related Materials

Earlier records of OCSEB are held at Cambridge University Archives, reference UA/OCEX. Records of the Oxford side of the Board are held at the University of Oxford Archives, reference OC.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Assessment Archives & Heritage Repository

Cambridge Assessment Archives & Heritage
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