Principal Examiner- Persian -GCE A Level

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Closing date:20 May 2024 at midnight 

We are recruiting a Principal Examiner  for Persian Paper 3 (9PN0 03) 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.




·         Degree in Languages

·         Experience marking Persian GCSE or GCE papers during an exam series



·         Experience writing/reviewing exam question papers

·         Experience leading a team of examiners during an exam series

·         Recent or current A-Level Persian teaching experience


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.

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