Subject Manager (Chemistry)

  • Full Time
  • Cardiff
  • September 1, 2019
  • Salary: £40,000 per annum, depending on experience


International Baccalaureate

Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is often called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment. Chemistry has one of the largest candidatures in the Diploma Programme and is a course that has been developed to offer students the opportunity to study how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that characterizes Chemistry and other science subjects offered by IB.

The post-holder will lead and manage the assessment of Diploma Programme Chemistry to ensure quality, accuracy and fairness in assessment. The successful applicant will manage the senior examiner team for each component and will be responsible for all assessment-related activities of these teams, including examination paper authoring, standardization and grade awarding. The post-holder will also work closely with other departments of the IB, particularly those within the Assessment and Learning and Teaching directorates.

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