The post and the department
This is an opportunity to join an exceptionally talented and successful science department, as a specialist Physics teacher, with the ability also to teach Chemistry up to GCSE.
The post has become available due to expansion of our International School, along with a vacancy caused by the departure of a part-time teacher of Physics. As such, the successful candidate must be willing to teach across any of the sections of d’Overbroeck’s (Years 7-11, International School and Sixth Form), although in any particular year, they will only be asked to teach across two sections.
Physics is one of the more popular subjects across the school, with a significant uptake of Physics in the Sixth Form (currently over 80 students in years 12 and 13); Physics is a core subject at Key Stage 4 in our Y7-11 section and is typically the most popular science at IGCSE in the International School.
In year 7 and 8 students are taught general Science by one teacher. In year 9, students are taught separately by specialist teachers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with the GCSE course being picked up in year 10.
The OCR specification is used at A level (OCR A) and GCSE (OCR Gateway), and at our International School students study the iGCSE (Edexcel). Results are consistently strong at both GCSE and A level, with 86% gaining A*-B grades at A Level last year and two-thirds gaining grades 9-7 at GCSE. Every year some students go on to study Physics or Engineering related courses at top universities and we run a well-attended Oxbridge/extension program to support this.
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
d’Overbroeck’s is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Oxford for students aged 11 – 18. The school roll currently stands at around 670, and this is set to grow in the coming years.
d’Overbroeck’s consists of thre...