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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Item Writer - Mathematics

Job Requisition ID:  8683
Business Unit:  Cambridge Assessment English


Posted Date:  17-Feb-2021

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing provides admissions tests which enhance the student selection process. Our admissions tests can help to discover the potential in everyone.

We welcome your application to become a Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests Item Writer in Mathematics.

All the tests produced by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing are written by specialist question writers.

The tests which Item Writers may be asked to contribute to, and the equivalent maths knowledge these tests assess, are:

  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
    GCSE Maths
  • Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
    Paper 1: AS Level Mathematics pure maths
    Paper 2: Mathematical reasoning (AS Level) and logic (not part of A Level)
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) (2 papers)
    A Level Mathematics, plus AS Level Further Mathematics for STEP 2, and A Level Further Mathematics for STEP 3
  • University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments for Natural Sciences, Engineering and Economics
    GCSE or AS Level Mathematics, depending on the course applied to
  • Engineering Admissions Assessment 
    AS Level Physics and AS Level Mathematics
  • New South Wales Selective High School Placement and Opportunity Class mathematical reasoning tests 
    Key Stage 2 and 3 equivalent maths


More information about the process is available here: Become a Question Writer for Admissions Testing


Requirements are that applicants have:

  • education to first degree level or equivalent;
  • a background in the subject for which items are produced; and
  • relevant teaching and/or assessment experience.


Qualifications, skills and experience

Item Writers are expected to:

  • be able to carry out administrative tasks efficiently and punctually;
  • have good written and spoken communication skills;
  • have a keen eye for detail;
  • have the ability to work under pressure; and
  • have good IT skills.


Applicants must also have a PC/Mac, and fast broadband.

Personal qualities and inter-personal skills

Item Writers are expected to be able to:

  • collaborate well with others;
  • give and receive constructive criticism;
  • work to fixed time scales;
  • reflect on and evaluate own work; and
  • adapt to change.



We offer:

  • professional experience which contributes to teaching and assessment;
  • high standards of training and support; and
  • freelance opportunities which can be fitted around your existing commitments.


Please note that all successful applicant residing in the UK will be subject to right to work and other background checks.

If you are applying from India you will be engaged and paid through CAIPL (Cambridge Assessment India Private Ltd).


If you are applying from outside the UK and there is requirement to attend training in the UK, expenses will only be paid for travel within the UK. 


You must provide the details of a referee who has known you in a professional capacity for at least 6 months. We are unable to accept references from family, friends, or employees of Cambridge Assessment.


If you are an existing Assessment Specialist with Cambridge Assessment please apply through the assessment specialist portal.


If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact Admissions Testing Recruitment Queries.