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  • Oldernotwiser
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    • 3rd Jun 07, 6:43 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 07, 6:43 PM
    Hi All,

    I'm sure I read on here at some point about there being work available marking exam papers and as exams are just around the corner I thought I would see if anyone knew anything about it - so any ideas on who I would contact and what qualifications you would need.

    I'm looking for a bit of work that I can do in my own time.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by smayers
    I think that you're too late for this year but someone may know better. It's pretty soul destroying and you certainly won't get rich at it!
  • Vaza
    • #3
    • 3rd Jun 07, 6:47 PM
    • #3
    • 3rd Jun 07, 6:47 PM
    Exams are here, my little brother is doing his maths GCSE tommorow...
    • celyn90
    • By celyn90 3rd Jun 07, 7:06 PM
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    celyn90
    • #4
    • 3rd Jun 07, 7:06 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 07, 7:06 PM
    Your best bet is to contact the exam boards (most of them have websites), see if they need examiners in your subject for the next session. They will also be able to advise you of the specific experience/qualifications they require.
  • smayers
    • #5
    • 3rd Jun 07, 8:01 PM
    Thanks
    • #5
    • 3rd Jun 07, 8:01 PM
    Thank-you - i'll look into the exam boards.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 5th Jun 07, 12:53 AM
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    • 5th Jun 07, 12:53 AM
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    • 5th Jun 07, 12:53 AM
    I'm looking for a bit of work that I can do in my own time.
    Originally posted by smayers
    There's also a limit to how much you can consider it 'your own time' - there will be a host of marking meetings to attend beforehand, and very tight deadlines to meet!
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    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 5th Jun 07, 1:27 AM
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    seven-day-weekend
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    • 5th Jun 07, 1:27 AM
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    • 5th Jun 07, 1:27 AM
    You usually need to have taught the subject as recently as two years ago, unless times have changed from when my husband did it.

    That's if you're talking about GCSE/A level marking.
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    • knithappens
    • By knithappens 5th Jun 07, 7:08 AM
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    knithappens
    • #8
    • 5th Jun 07, 7:08 AM
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    • 5th Jun 07, 7:08 AM
    You may be able to apply now for november resits and also January exams , they usually recruit months in advance of the exams.
  • King Cole
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    • 12th Sep 08, 2:05 PM
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    • 12th Sep 08, 2:05 PM
    Does anyone know how to become a SATS marker? Do you have to be a serving teacher? Can supply teachers do it?
    • bristol_pilot
    • By bristol_pilot 12th Sep 08, 7:35 PM
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    bristol_pilot
    Don't bother. You will earn more per hour stacking shelves at the local supermarket.

    A lot of the highly public problems with exam boards recently are because they do not pay enough to attract good people to marking.
  • Bismarck
    that's scary....I thought it would be a fair earner.
    For what I've done...I start again...And whatever pain may come ...Today this ends... I'm forgiving what I've done -AF since June 2007
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