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OCR English Literature AS/A Level Assessors 2020

Job Requisition ID:  8445
Business Unit:  OCR

United Kingdom

Posted Date:  03-Nov-2020

Please see below the assessment roles and levels currently available. You can select which you wish to be considered for on the next page.



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 GCE AS Level

  • H072/01 Shakespeare & Poetry pre-1900 (examined)
  • H072/02  Drama & Prose post-1900 (examined)


The content of each of these units is described in the AS English Literature specification.


GCE A Level

  • H472/01 Shakespeare; Drama and Poetry pre-1900 (examined)
  • H472/02 Comparative and Contextual Study (examined)
  • H472/03 Literature post-1900 (moderated)


The content of each of these units is described in the A Level English Literature specification.



To be well prepared to examine this unit, you need to be familiar with the ten core set texts in the A Level English Literature specification, so that you are able to mark answers across each of the five optional topic areas: American Literature 1880-1940, the Gothic, Dystopia, Women in Literature, and the Immigrant Experience.  You’ll also draw on your wider knowledge of texts in these topic areas, as well as the core set texts, in order to mark student responses. Full details of the range of texts students can select from can be found in the specification.  



Assessing with OCR is an excellent form of CPD. It will help to develop a greater understanding of how the assessments work, which in turn will help you to prepare your students more effectively.

We offer full new assessor training as part of the assessor support package, for most subjects this is completed online. You would also be standardised prior to live marking.

Fees are paid per paper marked, these differ dependent upon the specific unit and level.



Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good level of knowledge within the subject that they wish to apply for. Applicants must also evidence knowledge of assessment within a relevant subject area and level.



If you would like to be considered for this role, please click ‘Apply’ below.

Please ensure you give full details of your experience in relation to the units you would like to mark and provide your HMRC details if you are a UK resident.

If your application is approved, it will be passed to our Panel Management Team who will contact you as an opportunity arises. Please note that we are unable to guarantee marking as the number of scripts available depends on the number of candidate entries for each series.


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


All applicants will be subject to right to work checks.