Principal Examiner GCE Biology B


Closing date:22 September 2023 at midnight 

Principal Examiners (GCE A Biology Specification B) produce appropriate assessment materials, including question papers and mark schemes, and are responsible for the standardisation of its marking. 


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 attend the awarding meeting, advise on mark ranges for the grade boundaries.

To submit an evaluation report on performance of the question paper.


Experience/qualifications required

· You will have a degree or equivalent.
· You will be a qualified teacher.
· You will have UK school-based teaching experience, in the relevant subject and qualification.
· You will have assessment experience up to Team Leader level in the relevant qualification.
· You will have experience of managing people.
. You will have the right to work in the UK and a UK bank account.

Competencies Required:

· You will be a good communicator and be able to maximise potential in yourself and others.
· You will have sound organisational skills and be flexible.
· You will have the ability to work well under pressure.
· You will have the ability to meet deadlines
· You will be IT literate.

Please be aware that for all our senior roles, you will be required to have access to a personal PC with internet connection in order to carry out your duties (for more details please see our System Requirements).


Additional Information 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd September 2023


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