The post and the department
This is an opportunity to join a forward thinking, academically ambitious and growing department. The post has arisen due to expansion of numbers taking Business at A level in the Sixth form and at GCSE at the International School.
In the Sixth Form you will join a department of three other teachers, also working closely with the Economics department, which comprises four further teachers. In the International School you will work with a team of two teachers.
The role will initially involve teaching Business to groups in year 12 in the Sixth Form and the GCSE cohort in the International School. With the continued growth of the Sixth Form in future years the role could include Year 13 groups. Experience of teaching at A level is highly desirable, though not essential as the department is supportive and well resourced.
Although Business has enjoyed significant exam success at both A level and GCSE, we pride ourselves on not being exam-centric in our approach but look to develop a depth of business decision making understanding rather than just an expertise in how to pass exams. Students often progress to studying Management at University but not exclusively, with a growing proportion following their entrepreneurial instincts.
In the Sixth Form the department has approximately 70 Business students across years 12 and 13. At A level students study the AQA Business specification that encourages them to make critical appraisals of business decisions. In Year 12 they study tactical decision making which then progresses onto strategic decision making in Year 13. The Business department is led by Jonathan Young, working closely with Fraser Daly (Head of Economics). Both departments are highly experienced with both senior and assistant examiners of Business and Economics within the teams. Both departments have significant experience down the years of integrating new staff with a variety of different levels of experience and making them feel a valuable and welcome part of the department.
At the International school, the GCSE option (1yr and 2yr pathways) is a rapidly growing and popular option with about 60 students studying Business. At GCSE students study the AQA GCSE specification that introduces them to the business world with Clare Wildish leading the team (Head of Subject in the International School). Clare is also an examiner and experienced in integrating new staff into the International School team.
- 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.
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