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OCR GCSE Ancient History Examiners 2022

Job Requisition ID:  9310
Business Unit:  OCR
Location: 

Worldwide

Posted Date:  05-Oct-2021

Task: Examiner

Subject: GCSE Ancient History

Units: J198

 

About the role 

As an examiner, you will mark completed exam papers against a mark scheme, working as part of a team with a supervisor who will guide you through the process and answer any queries.

Exams for this subject are marked on-screen using RM Assessor

We will make sure that you are fully trained so you understand the exam process and your part in it. There will also be standardisation activities to make sure you can apply the mark scheme consistently. 

Typically, the marking window is 2-3 weeks long and falls within the period May to July.

The exact number of scripts you are allocated will depend on the qualification level and the script length. As a guideline, you can expect the target to be between 200 and 450 scripts.

Fees are paid per script marked and are dependent on the complexity and level of the paper. Examiners could earn between £240 to £1,500 for marking a full allocation. We’ll quote specific details and fees when we offer you an examining task.

 

You can find further details of the task at https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/15843-specialist-marking-task-descriptor.pdf

For further information on the specification and sample assessment materials please click here.

 

What we’re looking for 

  • A teaching qualification or a degree in a related subject
  • Relevant teaching experience within the last three years. We also consider PGCE students who have completed the classroom teaching element of their course.
  • The ability to use IT confidently and effectively.

You don’t need to be teaching the OCR specification of your subject. We would also be interested in people with current or previous experience of working for other examination boards.

You will need to provide details of two referees that we can contact in support of your application. We will also carry out right to work checks if you are a UK based applicant.    

 

Benefits 

  • You’ll gain an insight into the assessment system and build confidence in supporting your students as they learn and prepare for exams.
  • It’s a great opportunity for continuing professional development, enhancing your current role and contributing to your future career progression.
  • It will help keep your subject and specification knowledge up to date.
  • You can fit work around your regular teaching job and your existing home and work commitments.
  • You’ll supplement your income.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals.