Astronomy GCSE Examiner


Direct Entry Job 3 months London, UK

Uploaded 28 Apr 2019

Job Description

A GCSE Astronomy (2017 specification) Examiner will mark candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to conditions of recognition and examination procedures. Most subjects will be marked onscreen using ePEN, which can be done from home. A few subjects are still marked in the traditional method, using paper scripts sent through the post. A high level of subject knowledge is necessary in order to apply the mark scheme. Each examiner will receive an agreed allocation of scripts.


  • To ensure all administration is completed as specified
  • To ensure milestones for marking are adhered to
  • To submit samples to your Team Leader at designated times
  • To mark accurately and consistently to ensure overall standards are maintained

Person Specification

Experience/ Qualifications Needed

  • You will have one academic year's worth of teaching experience:
    • b. within the relevant qualification and subject
    • a. within the last 8 years
  • You will have a degree or equivalent

Competencies Required

  • You will have a high level of subject knowledge in order to apply the mark scheme
  • You will have the ability to meet deadlines
  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure