Bury Grammar School aims to be a leading academic institution and the school of first choice for pupils, parents and staff in the area.
We are seeking to appoint, from January 2020, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Teacher of Economics & Business to join an outward-looking and high achieving faculty. 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.
Economics & Business at Bury Grammar School is a high achieving department, gaining excellent results at both GCSE and A level. Economics & Business are two of the most popular A level choices within the Sixth Form and we inspire many students to continue with their studies in both disciplines at degree level.
The team has a wealth of experience in helping students to prepare successful UCAS applications to many prestigious universities. The Economics & Business Department plays an integral role within the Faculty of Social and Computer Sciences and consists of six members of staff, four of which teach full time in the subjects, including the Head of Department. The Department is responsible for the teaching of AQA GCSE & A Level Business and AQA A Level Economics. The department has the sole use of four classrooms across the campus, each equipped with a PC and a multimedia projector. The Department has a strong team ethos and is continually striving to provide outstanding innovative teaching, which simultaneously stretches and supports all learners.
Economics and Business A Level attract large numbers of students within the Sixth Form; we currently have four groups in Year 12 and three in Year 13 across the two subjects. The Department also provides excellent extracurricular opportunities for students including Young Enterprise, The Tenner Challenge, BASE and the IFS Student Investor Challenge. We also offer extra workshop sessions to give small group and one to one support according to the needs of each student.
As a department, we are committed to enabling our students to benefit from the very best standards of teaching and are proud of our departmental culture of collaboration. At such an exciting time in terms of the growth of our department, we look forward to welcoming a dedicated and passionate teacher to take their place on our successful team.