Chair of Examiners - GCSE Computer Science 1CP2

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Closing date:24 November 2023 at midnight 

Chair of Examiners - GCSE Computer Science - Paper 1CP2

The Chair of Examiners is responsible to Pearson for maintaining standards in a subject or group of subjects across different syllabi and methods of assessment from year to year.



To chair the Question Paper Evaluation Committee (QPEC) meeting(s). 

To ensure the question paper(s) and mark schemes meet the requirements of the assessment criteria as set out in the specification.  

To chair the Awarding meeting for each syllabus in the designated subject or subject area, checking that the required standards are brought to bear in each examination component and in each subject as a whole. 

To recommend mark boundaries for each grade in each subject at the conclusion of the Awarding process.  

To participate in (a) conferences with teachers and (b) courses for examiners as required. 

To collaborate closely with the Qualification Delivery and Award Manager in carrying out all designated responsibilities. All recommendations arising from these responsibilities must be made through the QDAM. 


Experience and 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.

You will have sound organisational skills.  

You will have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You will have the ability to meet deadlines.  

You will be IT literate.


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