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VIDEO: Find out about being a principal examiner.
As principal examiner you will usually have written the question paper and mark scheme.
Your role is to be responsible for coordinating the marking of the assistant examiners and/or team leaders, as well as marking candidates' scripts yourself.
The principal examiner has a complex role which can include:
Principal examiners may have to attend meetings. Therefore most of our principal examiners are based in the UK. Principal examiners will have previous experience of examining.