INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Chief Examiner for Computer Science

Location
Homeworking
Posted
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is currently seeking to make the appointment of:

Chief Examiner for Computer Science

The IB DP computer science course requires an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. The course, under-pinned by conceptual thinking, draws on a wide spectrum of knowledge, and enables and empowers innovation, exploration and the acquisition of further knowledge.  Students study how computer science interacts with and influences cultures, society and how individuals and societies behave, and the ethical issues involved.

The Chief examiner is principally responsible for setting and maintaining the academic standard for their subject(s). They are therefore closely involved in setting question papers, marking candidates’ work, and determining the final grades of candidates.

As such the position of Chief examiner entails a commitment to attend meetings for activities such as question paper editing, examiner standardization and grade awarding.  These meetings may be face-to-face or held online.

As a Chief examiner the post holder is also a member of the examining board for the IB.  The examining board ensure that the IB programmes as a whole are coherent and fit for purpose.

A Chief examiner may also be invited to participate in curriculum and assessment development alongside teachers, external consultants, and IB academic staff.  However, the IB currently operates a seven year cycle of curriculum review for individual subjects and courses, therefore the exact nature of this involvement will vary according to timing.

All essential and desirable skills, qualifications and experience are listed in the recruitment policy available on the IB senior recruitment pages.

The position is normally held for a period of five years, with an annual review.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 11th December 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019.

Appointments will take effect from 1st September 2019.

Enquiries should be directed to: examiners@ibo.org

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