The Science Department at St George’s College are lively, flourishing and friendly. They comprise twenty one staff and we have a suite of fourteen laboratories supported by eight technicians.
Due to the maternity leave of a colleague, we are looking for an enthusiastic teacher for maternity cover (full or part time) from April 2019 for one year. The teacher must be a good communicator, enjoying both the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The teacher will have the ability to teach across the full age range in Biology and Science at KS3.
Lower school science is based heavily upon the National Curriculum. It is coordinated in the first two years and taught by individual subject specialists in the third year when we take the opportunity to extend students’ knowledge beyond KS3. At GCSE students currently opt for either Double award Science or all three separate sciences and they follow the Edexcel IGCSE specifications. At A Level the Edexcel specification (A Salters-Nuffield) is followed, with the department also assisting pupils with their applications to Oxbridge.
In Biology the emphasis throughout all years is on practical work. All L6 students attend a field course on the Isle of Wight in the Summer Term, where statistical theory is put in to practice. During the Summer Term, Third Year (Year 9) students spend a day on Environmental studies in the school grounds. Staff and U6 students participate in a Friday discussion group looking at the current trends in Biology and there is a lively First Year Science Club too. A number of national competitions are entered, namely the Royal Society’s Biology Challenge (Fourth Year), Intermediate Olympiad (Lower Sixth) and the Olympiad (Upper Sixth).
Single staff accommodation may be available on-site.