Examiner Responsible and Deputy Examiner Responsible

The Examiner Responsible and Deputy Examiner Responsible are involved in setting question papers, marking candidates' work and determining their final grades.

Examiner Responsible

For subjects with smaller candidature in the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP), the IB recruits an Examiner Responsible for the subject. This examiner leads the assessment processes for their subject(s), ensuring that the assessments are of the highest quality.

Deputy Examiner Responsible

The Deputy Examiner Responsible supports the assessment processes for smaller subjects in the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) ensuring that the assessments are of the highest quality.

What do the roles entail?

An Examiner Responsible is principally responsible for setting and maintaining the academic standard for their subject(s), supported by the Deputy Examiner Responsible if applicable. Both the Examiner Responsible and Deputy Examiner Responsible are closely involved in setting question papers, marking candiates' work and determining the final grades of candidates. If there are other examiners or a Deputy Examiner Responsible for a subject, the Examiner Responsible will standardize their work.

Depending on the subject, both roles may entail a commitment to attend meetings for activities such as question paper editing, examiner standardization and grade awarding. These meetings may be face-to-face or held online.

An Examiner Responsible and Deputy Examiner Responsible may also be invited to participate in curriculum and assessment development alongside teachers, external consultants and IB academic staff. The exact nature of this involvement varies according to timing, as the IB currently operates a seven-year cycle of curriculum review for individual subjects and courses.