Principal Examiner GCE AS Psychology- 8PS0

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Closing date:25 September 2023 at midnight 

Principal Examiner

GCE AS Psychology- 8PS0


Open vacancy 23/08/2023-08/09/2023

We are recruiting a Principal Examiner (Principal Examiner GCE AS Psychology- 8PS0 01) to produce appropriate assessment materials, including question papers and mark schemes, and are responsible for the standardisation of its marking.


Qualifications and experience required.


You will have experience of teaching the relevant subject and level

Qualified Teacher is desirable

You will have assessment experience in the relevant qualification

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.

You will have assessment experience up to Team Leader level


Industry background required

Decision Making

Delivery Focused



Maximizing 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 organization and IT skills

Qualified Teacher is desirable



To produce a working draft paper / respond to any amendments or suggestions and produce a draft paper.

To set / approve questions and mark schemes - demonstrate the specification’s content and assessment criteria has been met in the question papers (may take the form of a grid). Its content should be clear and fit for purpose.

To attend the Question paper Evaluation Committee meeting (QPEC) and produce a final draft.

To ensure final question papers meet the specification content and assessment objectives.

To ensure parity of standards across optional questions and question papers.

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 submit an evaluation report on performance of the question paper.


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