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OCR | Biology: Maths Matters

OCR is a leading UK examination board, providing qualifications for learners of all ages at schools, colleges and in the workplace.

The A-Level Biology team commissioned Forward to create a short commercial in order to explain the importance of maths as part of the new A-Level Biology syllabus. The team wanted to create an engaging, aspirational film that appealed to teachers and students alike.

We worked with OCR to develop an aspirational narrative with a voiceover which guides the viewer through the scenarios presented and clearly demonstrates the links between the maths studied in the classroom and research undertaken by qualified scientists in the world of work.

The finished commercial has been well received, and will be rolled out as part of the launch of the new Biology syllabus in early 2017.

"We couldn’t be happier with the production process and the end product from Forward. Tom Martin, the Creative Director, worked closely with us from the initial concept discussions right through storyboarding, shooting and post production. He gave excellent creative suggestions while also listening to our priorities and aims. Attention to detail and quality were exemplary and yet it all came in on time and within the budget agreed at the outset. We’re delighted with the result and we’d jump at the chance to work with Forward again."

Richard Tateson, OCR A-Level Biology Team

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