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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests Item Writer in Biology

Job Requisition ID:  8743
Business Unit:  Cambridge Assessment English

United Kingdom

Posted Date:  20-Apr-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 Biology

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 subject knowledge these tests assess, are: 


  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
    GCSE Biology

  • International Medical Admission Test (IMAT)
    GCSE, AS and A Level Biology


  • University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments for Natural Sciences
    GCSE Biology


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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • adapt to change

We offer:

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

Please note that all successful applications with a UK postal address will be subject to right to work and other background checks.

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