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Teacher of History

Bury Grammar SchoolsBury

We are seeking to appoint, from September 2021, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Teacher of History, with an ability to teach Politics at A Level.  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.

The Faculty

The Humanities Faculty at Bury Grammar School is a thriving team of thirteen members of staff, comprising the Geography, History and Politics and Religious Studies departments.  We are committed to enabling our students to benefit from the highest standards of teaching and are proud of our faculty culture of collaboration and shared enterprise to facilitate this.  We provide a wide range of opportunities within the faculty to encourage our students to maximise their potential and promote a sense of challenge and curiosity within an inspirational and supportive environment; we are proud of our role in fostering the development of informed, resilient, global citizens.

 The Department

History and Politics is a successful and thriving department at Bury Grammar School.  We hold a strong reputation for both outstanding results and the enrichment opportunities on offer to our pupils.  

History is taught to all pupils at KS3.  Our bespoke programme of study provides a grounding in core skills such as causation and consequence, analysis and interpretation and significance.  Topics include, ‘Understanding the Middle Ages: 1000-1450’, ‘Understanding the changing world: 1450 to 1750’, ‘Understanding Industry and Empire: 1750 to 1900’, and ‘Understanding the Modern World.’  History is a hugely popular option subject at KS4 where we follow the AQA History specification.  At KS5, our sixth-form students follow AQA A-Level History and a large proportion of our students opt to pursue History at university.  In recent years, several students have gained places at Oxbridge.  The NEA is integral to the History A Level course, with every student who studies History at A Level taking part in the independent piece of writing, a skill we embed throughout all key stages in preparation.

The department offers a range of trips across all key stages, including a visit to York with Year 7, the Holocaust Museum with Year 8, and an annual Battlefields trip, the longest running of its kind in this country.  We also offer the chance to participate in internal and external optional writing competitions including ‘The Vellacott Writing Competition’ and ‘The Younger Walter Scott Writing Competition.’

Politics has proven to be a popular option and is taught at KS5.  Our Sixth Form students follow Edexcel A- Level Politics and many of our students opt to pursue Politics at University.  The topics covered are ‘UK Government and UK Politics’ and ‘Comparative Politics: USA.’  ‘Letters to a President’ writing competition and mock elections encourage students of all key stages to engage with Politics.  

Contributing to BGS’ diverse enrichment programme, there is a Horrible Histories Club for curious young historians, and we run History Film Club investigating the level of fact and fiction in History themed films.  We also host the Junior and Regional School Challenge Competition, which has proven highly popular amongst our pupils.  

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