Deputy Chief Examiner for Spanish ab initio

27 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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

Deputy Chief Examiner for Spanish ab initio

The language ab initio course is a language acquisition course for students with little or no experience of the language which is organized into three themes: individual and society, leisure and work, and urban and rural environment. Each theme comprises a list of topics that provide students with opportunities to practice and explore the language and to develop intercultural understanding. Through the development of receptive, productive and interactive skills, students develop the ability to respond and interact appropriately in a defined range of everyday situations.  

The Deputy Chief examiner will be part of a team that will support the Chief Examiner when setting and maintaining the academic standards for the subject. They are therefore closely involved in setting question papers, examiner training, marking candidates’ work, standardizing examiners’ work and determining the final grades of candidates.

Depending on the size of the candidate entry and the nature of the assessment model for the subject, they are supported by a varying number of examiners and team leaders

As such the position of Deputy 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.

A Deputy 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, providing that an initial term of three years is successfully completed.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st November 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of March 2017.

Appointments will take effect from September 2017.

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