Pearson Examiner - GCE - Chinese in London, United Kingdom

Examiner - GCE - Chinese

Reference: GCE/CHE/EX

A GCE Chinese Examiner will mark candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to conditions of recognition and examination procedures. Most subjects will be marked onscreen using ePEN, which can be done from home. A few subjects are still marked in the traditional method, using paper scripts sent through the post. A high level of subject knowledge is necessary in order to apply the mark scheme. Each examiner will receive an agreed allocation of scripts.

We are also looking for


  • To mark accurately and consistently to ensure overall standards are maintained

  • To submit samples to your Team Leader at designated times

  • To ensure milestones for marking are adhered to

  • To ensure all administration is completed as specified

Qualifications needed

  • You will have a degree or equivalent

  • You will be a qualified teacher

Experience needed

  • You will have at least one year's full time teaching experience in the relevant subject and qualification, in the last 12 years.

If you are applying for the following:

  • 6CN03

Please note, that you will be required to mark questions related to Chinese literary texts and films. This will require you to be familiar with these texts and films. You will be given support both during training and the exam series itself in marking responses on these texts.

Skills required

To ensure that we are able to provide a fully qualified and experienced team of Examiners, we prefer that examiners are skilled in reading both Simplified and Traditional characters.

For this new specification we will consider applicants who are only fluent in one of the spoken languages: either Cantonese OR Mandarin.

Once you have submitted an application for the role, please ensure that you evaluate your linguistic competencies in Cantonese and Mandarin, by completing the following survey:

Please use the 'Linguistic Competency' document attached to this vacancy when completing the survey.

Competencies required

  • You will have the ability to work well under pressure

  • You will have the ability to meet deadlines

  • You will have a high level of subject knowledge in order to apply the mark scheme

Additional information

  • The marking period is between May - July.

  • The training required to mark as an examiner will take place between May and June.

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