General Qualifications Examiner - Internationally based


We are currently looking to expand our Examining workforce ahead of our assessment activities.  We are seeking applicants to mark our GCSE, GCE, International GCSE and International A Level qualifications in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Arabic
  • Art & Design
  • Bangla
  • Bangladeshi Studies
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • History
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Sinhala
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Tamil
  • Urdu

We cannot accept applications from the following countries: 

  • Thailand
  • Cayman Islands  
  • Nigeria

If you are a qualified teacher based outside of the UK and have teaching experience in any of the subjects stated, we are interested in hearing from you 

If you are a qualified teacher based outside of the UK/or are experienced in a subject area that is not currently being recruited for, you may register you interest by completing this short form. We will then contact you if opportunities become available in the future. 


The Role 

An Examiner will mark candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to the conditions of recognition and examination procedures. A high level of subject knowledge is necessary in order to apply the mark scheme. Each examiner will receive an agreed allocation of scripts. 



  • 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 and Qualifications Required


  • You will have a degree or equivalent
  • You will be a qualified teacher
  • You will have at least one academic year’s worth of teaching experience at GCSE (or International GCSE) or GCE (International A Level) level, within the last 8 years
  • Must be fluent in writing and speaking 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. You must be available to mark to the agreed deadlines in this period
  • The training required to mark as an examiner will take place remotely (online)
  • Examiners will be required to undertake new examiner training before they can start marking. The training required to mark as an examiner will take place remotely (online) 


If you have any queries, please contact the Associate Recruitment team via 

About Pearson

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Application Options

To take advantage of this opportunity complete our online application

If you have any further queries, or you need any additional support with your application, please contact the Associate Helpdesk team via the Pearson Support Portal.