GCSE/ International GCSE - Japanese (2017 Specification) - Principal Examiner

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Closing date:12 February 2024 at midnight 

Principal Examiner 



To produce appropriate assessment materials, including question papers and mark schemes, and be 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  

•       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 assessment experience up to Team Leader level in the relevant qualification 

•       You will have experience of teaching the relevant subject and level 

•       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. 

Competencies required 

•       Decision Making 

•       Delivery Focused 

•       Leadership/Influencing 

•       Teamwork 

•       Maximising 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 organisation and IT skills


Essential: hold a degree, hold a teaching qualification, have experience of teaching the relevant subject and level, have the ability to work well under pressure, have the ability to meet deadlines, have assessment experience

Desirable: have experience of managing people

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