Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper - Examiners

Job Requisition ID:  6943
Business Unit:  Cambridge Assessment International Education

United Kingdom

Posted Date:  12 Feb 2024

Cambridge Assessment International Education is growing and over 10 000 schools in more than 160 countries are now part of our Cambridge learning community.


To support our continued growth worldwide, we are expanding our examiner network, and inviting teachers to develop their professional practice by becoming Cambridge examiners.


We currently have vacancies for AS Level General Paper which is a multi-disciplinary syllabus that tests candidates’ ability to express arguments and opinions in essay and comprehension.


The English General Paper allows examiners to develop a variety of marking approaches. The Essay paper (Paper 1) is marked holistically through the application of levels to three Assessment Objectives. The sheer variety of approaches to the 10 essays questions make this a fascinating paper to mark. The Comprehension paper (Paper 2) provides examiners with a more closed set of marking criteria and will suit examiners who enjoy becoming familiar with a mark scheme and then applying it consistently to candidate's responses.


Requirements are that applicants should:

  • have at least 2 years teaching experience
  • have PGCE or other equivalent teaching qualifications
  • have a PC/Mac, fast broadband and IT skills


Successful applicants will:

  • have a keen eye for detail
  • have the ability to keep to deadlines
  • have the ability to work well under pressure


As an examiner you will be marking a specific number of scripts in line with approved marking instructions and to the required standard. For more information on the role of an examiner please visit our website.


We offer:

  • a powerful insight into the teaching and assessment of Cambridge qualifications
  • payment per script marked
  • support in developing your own professional practice
  • the highest standard of training and support
  • freelance opportunities, based on contracts of service for each examination series, which fit 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 University Press & Assessment or any department of Cambridge University.