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Mechanics - Principal Examiner - IAL



London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Reference: IAL/Mech/PE

Closing date: 01 October 2023 at midnight

Principal Examiners (iAL Mechanicas) produceappropriate assessment materials, including question papers and mark schemes, andare responsible for the standardization of its marking.

We are recruiting Principal Examiner for unit WME0.


  • To produce a working draft paper / respond to any amendments or suggestions and produce a draft paper.

  • To set / approve questions and mark schemes - demonstrate the specification’s content and assessment criteria has been met in the question papers (may take the form of a grid). Its content should be clear and fit for purpose.

  • To attend the Question paper Evaluation Committee meeting (QPEC) and produce a final draft.

  • To ensure final question papers meet the specification content and assessment objectives.

  • To ensure parity of standards across optional questions and question papers

  • To monitor the marking standards of all examiners (including Assistant Principal Examiners, Team Leaders and Examiners), ensuring accuracy and consistency throughout.

  • To monitor the standards of examiners, advise on their appointment, training and reappointment.

  • To attend the awarding meeting, advise on mark ranges for the grade boundaries.

  • To submit an evaluation report on performance of the question paper.

Experience/qualifications needed

  • Experience of teaching Level 3 Mechanics (or equivalent) is essential

  • Assessment experience as Team Leader or above in the relevant qualification level is essential

  • Knowledge of the WME0 specification is essential.

  • You will have experience of managing people

  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure

  • You will have the ability to meet deadlines.

Competencies required

  • Decision Making

  • Delivery Focused

  • Leadership/Influencing

  • Teamwork

  • Maximizing Potential in Self and Others

  • Change management/flexibility

  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • You will be required to have excellent communication, strong organization and IT skills

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