Examinations Group

The Examinations Group is responsible for the examination specifications and syllabus, the format of examination papers, vetting of examination items and the maintenance of the examination item banks.

The group works by email where possible and meets about four times a year for two days midweek.

The workload varies between two or three emails a week to peaks of four or five a day on particular tasks.

Key tasks are reviewing draft examination items, considering cases of irregularity with questions and assisting in preparing reports.

Personal specification

Applicants should possess a Full licence and ideally have qualifications in radio and electronics at NVQ level 4 (HNC) or higher.

An understanding of syllabus development and examination board practice is also required.

It is likely that a successful applicant will be currently employed in, or have recently retired from, a teaching role at GCSE, A level or similar or a position in an examination board involving setting examination requirements.

Ideally candidates will have experience of committee work and working as a member of a team.

Applicants must be willing and able to attend meetings that will involve UK travel and overnight stays.

Meetings are held on dates convenient to the majority of members.

Email facilities and internet access are essential.

Incurred expenses are reimbursed.


Amateurs interested in joining the committee and contributing to its work should email their application to exams@rsgb.org.uk with the subject ‘EG Member Application’.

They should include a concise reason why they wish to become an EG member and explain why they believe they are suitable for the role.