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OCR SR Chemistry B GCSE Author

Job Requisition ID:  11784
Business Unit:  OCR

United Kingdom

Posted Date:  21-Jul-2022

OCR is currently seeking an Author for the Chemistry B GCSE for the following units:


J258/01: Breadth in Chemistry (Foundation Tier)

J258/03: Breadth in Chemistry (Higher Tier)


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The Author will produce assessment material items that are innovative, engaging and accessible to all candidates. The Profile for this task provides details about the specific activities involved.


You will need appropriate subject and assessment expertise, the ability to review material to a specified brief and have a clear understanding of the candidate experience. The ability to use IT systems and applications confidently is essential.


Please note, if you are involved in the production of live material you cannot undertake training development or training delivery tasks for OCR.


All applicants for the Author role are required to complete the associated exercise (details below).


Your brief is to produce a selection of items and mark schemes/answer keys (where relevant) for your preferred area(s) of expertise.The items and the mark scheme must reflect the level of demand, format and style of the sample assessment materials for the relevant unit. (It is not necessary to create an entire paper)


The range and number of items produced should be sufficient to demonstrate your ability to fulfil the author role being applied for and create assessment materials which are innovative, engaging and accessible to candidates.


All items must be:

  • fit for purpose, i.e. valid, reliable, and error free
  • consistent with the requirements of the specification
  • mapped/targeted (as appropriate) to
    • assessment objectives/assessment criteria/learning outcomes
    • level of demand/grades
    • specification content/coverage
  • in line with Equality Act requirements
  • as inclusive as possible, using appropriate language


Please attach the completed exercise to your application prior to submission.


The closing date for applications is 28 August 2022.


We require two references in support of your application. Please forward the reference request form to your chosen referees and ask them to submit to by the above closing date. Please note all successful applications may be subject to right to work checks.


Please click ‘apply’ and ensure that you fully complete all the information required before submitting your application. Selection will be based upon the information provided and will take place after the closing date. We will notify you of the outcome within three weeks.


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