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Examiner - GCSE - HISTORY


Pearson is recruiting examiners for Edexcel GCSE History

Edexcel is part of Pearson UK, a unique education company. We bring together publishing, exams and new technologies to help teachers and learners fulfil their potential.

Our examiners undertake a vital role in education, shaping the future of thousands of students.

An examiner marks candidate scripts.  Most subjects will be marked on screen 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. As a qualified teaching professional, you already possess high levels of commitment and dedication. We will complement that with comprehensive training, and support you throughout the assessment process, whether you are marking traditionally or online.

Being an examiner can inspire fresh ideas and new approaches to teaching your subject. We are particularly interested in recruiting examiners to mark the following units:.


4H10 02: History, Written Paper

5HA01 01: Peace and War: International Relations 1900-91 

5HA02 2A: Germany 1918-39  

5HA02 2B: Russia 1917-39
5HA02 2C: The USA 1919-41

5HA03 3A: Unit 3A: British Society 1903-28

5HA03 3B: Unit 3B: British Society c1931-51

5HA03 3C: Unit 3C: The USA 1945-70

5HB01 1A: Unit 1A: Medicine and treatment c1350 - present day

5HB01 1B: Unit 1B: Crime and Punishment c1450 - present day

5HB01 1C: Unit 1C: The Changing nature of Warfare c1350 - present day

5HB02 2B: American West C1840-95

5HB02 2C: Life in Germany C1919-45

5HB03 3A: Unit 3A: The Transformation of Surgery c1845 - 1918

5HB03 3B: Unit 3B: Protest, Law and order in the Twentieth Century

5HB03 3C: Unit 3C: The Impact of the War on Britain c1914 - c1950

6HI01 C: The British Empire

6HI01 D: Communism & Democracy 20C

6HI01 E: Nationalism (6 Topics)

6HI02 A: Crown & Authority

6HI02 B: Political History 19C

6HI02 C: Conflict & Change 19C and 20C

6HI02 E: Responding To Change 20C

6HI03 B: History 3
6HI03 C: History 3
The marking period is between May - July 

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

Experience needed

  • You will hold a minimum of one year’s full time teaching experience of the relevant subject and level.
  • 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 be IT literate.

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

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