We are seeking to appoint, from September 2020, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic part-time Teacher of Computer Science (0.6 FTE). The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, passionate about their subject, and must be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school.
At Bury Grammar School, the Faculty of Social & Computer Sciences is a major contributor to overall success at both GCSE and A level. With Business, Computer Science, Economics and Psychology on offer, students are given the opportunity to take a broad and exciting selection of subjects that not only further their academic knowledge but equips them with transferable skills which will help them in undergraduate study and their future employment. Studying the science of people can tell us a lot about the world beyond our own experience.
Social scientists can help explain how society works - from the causes of UK unemployment, the impact of globalisation on business performance, to the reasons behind aggressive behaviour.
In addition, Computer Science equips students with essential problem solving skills through the practical application of theory and techniques. The faculty consists of nine members of staff who are wholly committed to enabling students to fulfil their true potential in each discipline, alongside providing excellent enrichment activities, which broaden the student experience.
The Computer Science department at Bury Grammar School is part of The Faculty of Social and Computer Sciences. Computer Science is a highly successful and popular department, enjoying great success in public exam results and in securing places on highly competitive computer science university routes. Led by a talented and committed Head of Department, there is one other full time member of staff and a part time teacher, all of whom are responsible for the delivery of Computer Science from Years 7 – 13. The department also assists in the delivery of our Key Stage 3 Digital Literacy IT course and runs a popular academic enrichment programme, including the ever-popular Lego Robotics club. The department follow the AQA GCSE and A Level courses and deliver the subject in specialist computer laboratories. At Key Stage 3 the main programming language used is Small Basic, and students also study control systems using Flowol and web page design using HTML and CSS. At Key Stages 4 and 5, programming is taught using C# although some students will choose to use other languages.