State issues "urgent appeal" for more Junior Cert and Leaving Cert markers 3 weeks ago

State issues "urgent appeal" for more Junior Cert and Leaving Cert markers

If you're in third year or sixth year, you don't need any reminder that exam time is fast approaching.

However, at present, there is a significant shortfall of people available to mark the exam papers.

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has issued an "urgent appeal" for Leaving Cert markers across no less than seven subjects: Business, English, Geography, French, German, Home Economics and Spanish.

The story is much the same for the Junior Cert cycle, where extra markers are being sought for CSPE, Irish, German, History, Home Economics, Maths, Religious Education, Science and Spanish.

The exams will kick off on the 5 June this year, and will continue for 15 days.

Markers can earn from anywhere €5 to €30 per paper depending on the subject they are marking, as well as the level.

There are six criteria for those who would apply:

  1. Hold a third level degree or equivalent
  2. Have recent teaching experience in the relevant subject area or related subject
  3. Have good organisation and analytical skills
  4. Be able to work to a fixed time-scale
  5. Be available to work full-time for the duration of the marking
  6. Be resident in the Republic of Ireland during the marking period.

You can learn more about becoming an examiner here.