GCE A Level - Design and Technology - Chief Examiner

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Closing date:25 November 2012 at midnight 

Pearson is recruiting for a Chief Examiner to join the senior assessment team for Edexcel GCE Design and Technology: Product Design - Graphic Products.

Pearson is currently recruiting for a Chief Examiner to join their Edexcel GCE Design and Technology examining teams. The post holder will be responsible for the Product Design units: 6GR01, 6GR02, 6GR03 and 6GR04.

The Chief Examiner is responsible to the Chair of Examiners for ensuring that year on year the examination as a whole, including coursework, meets the requirements of the specification and maintains standards.


  • Act as principal examiner or principal moderator for at least one component

  • Supervise the construction of question papers and mark schemes and, where appropriate, the criteria for internal assessment to ensure appropriate standards

  • Ensure that the external assessments as a whole cover the assessment criteria, as set out in the specification, and satisfactorily sample the appropriate content

  • Ensure that, over a reasonable number of years, the examination as a whole will address all the specification content

  • Seek to ensure parity across alternative components and options in terms of the demands made on candidates

  • Monitor the standards of principal examiners and principal moderators

  • Submit, as directed by the awarding organisation, an evaluation report on the examination in that specification


Experience and qualifications required

  • You will have a degree or equivalent
  • You will be a qualified teacher
  • You will have experience of teaching the relevant subject, level and unit ( Graphic Products)
  • You will have assessment experience up to Team Leader level in the relevant qualification
  • You will have experience of managing people

Competencies required

  • You will be a good communicator
  • You will have sound organisational skills
  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure
  • You will have the ability to meet deadlines
  • You will be IT literate

To apply and view further details please complete an online application below

The closing date for applications is at midnight on Sunday 25th November , and interviews will be held on the 4th and 5th December.

If you have any further queries please email aaresourcing@pearson.com or visit www.edexcel.com/aa-recruitment

Please be aware that for all our senior roles, you will be required to have access to a personal PC with internet connection in order to carry out your duties (for more details please see our System Requirements).

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We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

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