Operational Principal Examiner - History - GCSE

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Closing date:08 November 2021 at midnight 

We are recruiting a Operational Principal Examiner (GCSE History) to be responsible for the standardisation and monitoring of marking for the paper and in turn produce any associated assessment materials to an appropriate standard.

We are recruiting One Operational Principal Examiner to work on GCSE History 1HI0 Papers B1 and B2.



  •  To ensure parity of standards across optional questions and question papers
  •  To monitor the marking standards of all examiners (including Assistant Principal Examiners, Team Leaders and Examiners), ensuring accuracy and consistency throughout.
  •  To monitor the standards of examiners, advise on their appointment, training and reappointment.
  •  To attend the awarding meeting, advise on mark ranges for the grade boundaries.
  •  To submit an evaluation report on performance of the question paper.
  •  To liaise with the Chair, Chief and other Principal Examiners throughout the standardisation and marking windows about the maintenance of standards and quality of marking.

Experience/qualifications needed

  • You will have assessment experience up to Team Leader level in the relevant qualification
  • You will have experience of teaching the relevant subject and level
  • You will have experience of managing people
  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure
  • You will have the ability to meet deadlines.

Competencies required

  • Decision Making
  • Delivery Focused
  • Leadership/Influencing
  • Teamwork
  • Maximising Potential in Self and Others
  • Change management/flexibility
  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You will be required to have excellent communication, strong organisation and IT skills

Additional Information 

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th November 2021. 

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