English Language & Literature - Principal Examiner - AS Level

Reference:PE/ English Lit and Lang 

Closing date:04 March 2024 at midnight 


Principal Examiner 

 Paper - 8EL0_02: Varieties in Language and Literature

Purpose

To produce appropriate assessment materials, including question papers and mark schemes, and be responsible for the standardisation of its marking. 

Responsibilities

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

To 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 needed

You will have experience of teaching the relevant subject and level

Qualified Teacher Status is desirable

You will have assessment experience in the relevant qualification

You will have experience of managing people

You will have the ability to meet deadlines.

Competencies required

You will be a clear and proactive communicator.

You will have the ability to work well under pressure.

You will possess effective decision making.

You will be able to maximize potential in yourself and others.

You will have the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

You will have strong organization and IT skills.

Essential:
Degree in English
Experience marking English GCSE or GCE papers during an exam series


Desirable:
Experience writing/reviewing exam question papers
Experience leading a team of examiners during an exam series
Recent or current A-Level English teaching experience

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