Examiner - GCE A Level - Music (2016 Specification)


A Music GCS Examiner marks candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to conditions of recognition and examination procedures. Most subjects will be marked onscreen using ePEN, which can be done from home. A few subjects are still marked in the traditional method, using paper scripts sent through the post. A high level of subject knowledge is necessary in order to apply the mark scheme. Each examiner will receive an agreed allocation of scripts.

Existing AAs

Please note, if you have marked GCE Music for Pearson in the last two years, and you are interested in marking the new specification, then please complete the short form below:

Expression of Interest - New Specifications


·       To mark accurately and consistently to ensure overall standards are maintained

·       To submit samples to your Team Leader at designated times

·       To ensure milestones for marking are adhered to

·       To ensure all administration is completed as specified


Experience/qualifications needed


·       You will have one academic year's worth of teaching experience:

·             a. within the last 8 years

·             b. within the relevant qualification subject

·             c. since qualifying as a teacher

·       You will have a degree or equivalent

·       You will be a qualified teacher


Competencies required


·       You will have the ability to work well under pressure

·       You will have the ability to meet deadlines

·       You will have a high level of subject knowledge in order to apply the mark scheme


Additional information


·       The marking period is between May - July.

       ·       The training required to mark as an examiner will take place between May and June. 

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Application Information

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

Application Options

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