Examiner - GCE A Level - English Language and Literature (2016 Specification)


A GCE English Language and Literature (2016 Specification) Examiner will mark 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.

We are also looking for: 

Examiner - GCE - English Language (2016 specification)  

Examiner - GCE - English Literature (2016 specification) 

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Examiner - GCSE - English Literature (2015 specification)  

Examiner -  International GCSE - English   

Examiner -  International GCSE - English as a Second Language  

Please note that we are now accepting applications from Lecturers: 

GCE - English Language – Lecturers Only 

GCE – English Literature – Lecturers Only 

GCE – English Language & Literature – Lecturers Only 

We are also accepting applications from Newly Qualified Teacher: 

GCSE – English Language – Newly Qualified Teachers Only  


  • 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


Qualifications needed

  • You will have a degree or equivalent
  • You will be a qualified teacher
Experience needed
You will have at least one year's full time teaching experience in the relevant subject and qualification, in the last 8 years. 
If you are applying for the following: 
  • 8EL0/02 (AS Level)
  • 9EL0/02 (A2 Level) 

Please note, although there is no requirement to read all the texts in the specification for this qualification, as an Examiner you will be assigned to a specific group of questions. This will require being thoroughly familiar with all the texts attached to each of these groups. Many of these are, however, well-known and widely taught, and you will be given extensive support both during training and the exam series itself in marking responses on these texts.  


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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