AQA Examiner and Senior Examiner Roles – AS/A-level History of Art

AS and A-level History of Art (Art of the Western World) establishes a framework for exploring aspects of western art and architecture. It enables students to gain an appreciation of some significant themes from classical Greece to the end of the twentieth century, and to demonstrate the skills of investigation and interpretation within the context of the subject.

Although this is the final year of the AQA specification, we will be working with our colleagues at Pearson to transition those that wish to continue working on this qualification beyond 2018. There is also a resit opportunity in June 2019 for which AQA will require examiners and senior examiners.


We’re looking for a small number of passionate subject specialists who want to extend their knowledge and skills by becoming an examiner.

Estimated earnings are £900 and you will mark around 170 scripts. The marking period is between 18 June and 8 July and the marking will be paper-based.

How to apply

To apply simply visit our examiner vacancies page and complete the simple online form. For more information or if you have any questions, email us or call us on 01483 556 161

Chair of Examiners

We’re also looking for a Chair of Examiners to lead our AS and A-level History of Art specifications (2250) This is a strategic position, focused around the development of a subject strategy to meet the needs of students, teachers and other stakeholders for these specifications. The Chair is responsible for maintaining standards, and ensuring that the specifications reflect this strategy.

This role is home-based and can be undertaken alongside other teaching commitments although you will be expected to be able to attend a number of meetings in Guildford, London and/or Manchester.

Some of the key deliverables of this role include:

  • ensuring standards are maintained across the specifications and across years
  • being responsible for the work of the entire senior examining team, including the Chief Examiner
  • attending meetings related to review, planning, question paper production, standardisation and awarding grade boundaries
  • engaging with stakeholders in secondary education
  • work with the Curriculum team to support understanding of the specification content
  • overseeing the examiner standardisation process.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for a subject expert who has the enthusiasm to lead, and contribute to, the curriculum vision for this subject. You’ll need some recent teaching experience of History of Art at AS/A-level, and will also ideally have some examining experience with a recognised awarding body.

Applicants will be comfortable working and delivering to tight deadlines – you’ll need to demonstrate strong organisation skills and the ability to multi-task. You’ll be IT literate and open to the use of new technologies and systems.

Finally, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate some leadership experience and the ability to influence key stakeholders.

How to apply

For more information and to apply please contact us by email quoting HOACH18 and we’ll email you an information pack and application form.

The closing date for this role is Thursday 29 March 2018.