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Recognising and rewarding the commitment of examiners


Annually, 34,000 examiners mark 8 million qualifications for 2 million 15-19 years olds in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Reforms to qualifications and an expected rise in student numbers means that we will need more examiners to meet this increasing demand.

In 2016 the Examiner Capacity and Culture Working Group was established to address examiner recruitment and retention. This working group brings together ASCL, HMC and NAHT, along with UK exam boards and the Joint Council for Qualifications. In January, the group launched:

Two new award schemes to recognise exceptional individual examiners, and schools’ and colleges’ contributions to the profession.

A new website for teachers and school leaders interested in learning more about becoming an examiner and sharing best practice. The website hosts resources, case studies and useful materials for teachers, heads of department and schools leaders alike.

For further information on the Group's findings, the award schemes and to explore the new website, please visit www.examining.jcq.org.uk

Examine with WJEC
We are always looking for teachers to add to our team of exceptional examiners and moderators. By examining, you will develop your own skills and knowledge whilst earning extra income. Examining and moderating are rewarding careers offering a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your subject area and the ethos of our specifications. There may also be opportunities to progress to a senior role, which could involve writing question papers and mark schemes, being part of a team developing new specifications, creating classroom resources and delivering training within your subject.

To apply to become an examiner with WJEC or to find out more, simply visit our Examiner website.

For further information:
Jonathan Thomas
PR Manager
029 2026 5102