The Mathematics team is a very strong department with a mixture of fourteen committed teachers of varied backgrounds and experiences and the department benefits from strong and supportive leadership. It is envisaged that the person appointed will be enthusiastic about mathematics and enjoy teaching the subject to all levels and abilities. The willingness to teach both Pure and Applied Mathematics at A Level Maths is essential. There is also an expectation to take on some specific responsibility within the Department.
The College has intakes at 11+, 13+ (Common Entrance) and into the Sixth Form. Each year the Department are actively involved in the entrance examinations and procedures. Many of the 11+ intake come from the Junior School with which the Deputy Head of Maths liaises throughout the year, so there is more than an adequate awareness of the students’ abilities prior to arrival. The marking of the Common Entrance papers by the Department similarly allows for new entrants to be set correctly.
The setting in Maths is flexible and it is reviewed twice a year to allow, where appropriate, for movement between sets but in the year and a half leading up to GCSE the movement is kept to a minimum. In the First and Second Years the number of sets is equivalent to the number of tutor groups of entry, whereas in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Years the number of sets is more than the number of tutor groups of entry. This allows for ensuring that the set sizes can be adjusted according to ability, smaller set sizes for the lower ability sets.
The textbook provision for First and Second Years is predominately the Essential Maths series. For Third, Fourth and Fifth Years the textbooks are a mixture of textbooks, with other resources available for the delivery of the curriculum. The department is very well resourced, both in terms of equipment and Mathematical software.
This is a department which achieves consistently high results and this is largely due to the outstanding teachers who are dedicated and motivated in supporting all students they teach. All sets will be entered for the International GCSE, with the top sets also entered for the IGCSE Further Maths course. The results have always been extremely good both at IGCSE and A-Level. Mathematics is currently the most popular subject at A-Level.
At A Level Mathematics it is usual to have 100% pass rate with an A*-A of 70% or higher. For Further Mathematics we have attained 90% or over at A*-A for a number of years. An increasing number of students are opting to read Mathematics in Higher Education and the department encourages this. The students are prepared for the Edexcel GCE specification and the current textbook provision are those endorsed by Pearson. Teaching takes place in designated mathematics classrooms and there is an office available for all members of the Department. All classrooms have data projectors and they are equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard.
Single staff accommodation may be available on-site.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview - either in person or via Teams - at short notice.
St George's College, Weybridge
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
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