Moderators are responsible for all Centre-assessed components.
As a moderator you work in a team led by a senior moderator to check coursework/assignments (written work, recordings of speaking tests, artwork etc.) already marked by teachers, to ensure that the teacher's marking is consistent within each centres and across centres.
The moderator is required to:
- attend a standardisation meeting to ensure the consistent and accurate moderation of Centres’ marks by all moderators (the meeting will normally be held shortly before the deadline for the submission of the Centres’ marks for the component)
- moderate the marking of a specified number of Centres in line with the moderation instructions in order to determine whether any adjustment of the marks is necessary
- check that the samples of Centres’ work meet the requirements of the syllabus and, where necessary, request further samples
- complete a scaling report for each centre to record what adjustments, if any, are recommended
- prepare and submit a report, in accordance with the guidance given at the standardisation meeting, to be sent to each moderated centre
- perform all these services in accordance with Cambridge’s instructions and schedules.
Moderators are required to attend standardisation meetings. Therefore most of our moderators are based in the UK.
Individual roles and responsibilities may vary according to the requirements of the qualification. The product manager responsible for a specific syllabus may revise the role specifications. This role description simply gives a general overview of the work normally undertaken by a moderator.