Examiner - GCE A Level - English Language and Literature (Lecturers ONLY)
Reference : Ex2 / GCE / EngL&L
Pearson recognise the quality of expertise in the Higher Education sector and appreciate the value this can have for our learners.
Consequently, we are now welcoming applications from Lecturers who have recent experience teaching at undergraduate level to become Examiners for our GCE English Language and Literature qualifications.
A GCE English Language and Literature (2016 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 mark accurately and consistently to ensure overall standards are maintained
To submit samples to your Team Leader at designated times
To ensure milestones for marking are adhered to
To ensure all administration is completed as specified
Qualifications and Experience needed
You will have a degree or equivalent
You will have at least one years teaching experience at undergraduate level in the last 3 years.
If you are applying for the following :
9EL0 / 02 (A2 Level)
Please note, although there is no requirement to read all the texts in the specification for this qualification, as an Examiner you will be assigned to a specific group of questions.
This will require being thoroughly familiar with all the texts attached to each of these groups. Many of these are, however, well-
known and widely taught, and you will be given extensive support both during training and the exam series itself in marking responses on these texts.
You will have the ability to work well under pressure
You will have the ability to meet deadlines
You will have a high level of subject knowledge in order to apply the mark scheme
The marking period is between May - July.
The training required to mark as an examiner will take place between May and June.
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