Examiner - GCSE - English Language (2015 Specification) - Newly Qualified Teachers ONLY

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Closing date:10 May 2018 at midday 

Pearson have seen a real growth in market share for our GCSE English Language and English Literature qualifications. We welcome applications for Examiners from newly qualified teachers (NQTs), as well as experienced teachers.

As a NQT, working as an Examiner will provide you with an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the assessment cycle and will increase your familiarity with the new specification. 

A GCSE English Language (2015 specification) Examiner marks candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to conditions of recognition and examination procedures. Marking will be conducted online 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. 

Please note, if you a qualified teacher with more than one years teaching experience, please apply here 


  • 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 a degree or equivalent
  • You will be a qualified teacher
  • You will be in your first year of teaching GCSE English. 

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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