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The principal examiner will usually have written the question paper and mark scheme.
Their role therefore is to be responsible for coordinating the marking of the assistant examiners and/or team leaders, as well as marking candidates' scripts themselves.
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.
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