Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of Geography to teach approximately .6 of a timetable in this excellent department. The ability to teach to GCSE standard is essential. You will be someone who can enthuse students and promote the importance of geography to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens. All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment.
Geography at Gordonstoun is a successful and highly valued subject. All Y9 students take Geography and follow a selected curriculum of key units which are not covered at GCSE or A-level, but compliment these topics with key skills. Many students opt to take Geography to GCSE and will follow the OCR A GCSE Geography syllabus. Classes are not streamed as they are taught in different pools; they are normally taken through the two years of the GCSE course by one teacher. Fieldwork remains an essential part of the course with excellent opportunities for both short and extended trips in the local area. The department is also commencing a new 1 year course where two teachers will teach the OCR A specification in a compressed format. Details of the teaching can be found on our department website: https://gordonstoungeography.wordpress.com/
The Sixth Form follow the new OCR AS/A2 Geography specification. Geography is a popular A level choice, with two sets in each sixth form year each averaging around 12 pupils. Two teachers share the teaching load at both AS and A2.
The Department is housed in its own teaching block, with 3 teaching rooms, a computer room and a staff office/study. The Department is well resourced with books, DVDs, and other teaching resources. Each classroom is equipped with a PC computer, an interactive whiteboard and ceiling mounted projectors