The BPA are delighted to learn that the number of examination entries for the philosophy A-Level are projected to rise again this year. AQA, the exam board offering the UK’s only A level in Philosophy, has started the process of recruiting new examiners for the 2020 summer series and beyond.

Although some teaching experience is preferred, new examiners will now be considered so long as they have a degree in philosophy. Appropriate training will then be provided.

The role is especially suited to postgraduate students who may have some time to dedicate to the job, most days, over approximately four weeks. This provides the opportunity to earn some extra money in a condensed time period, while forging connections between the academy and schools in education and assessment.

All applications should be submitted through the AQA web-site, where philosophy is listed under the humanities section. Just click the following link:

If you have any questions or queries about what the job entails, feel free to contact the chief philosophy examiner, Dr. Jonathan Birch, at

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