We are seeking to appoint, from September 2020, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Teacher of Physics. 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 Physics department is part of the highly successful Science Faculty at Bury Grammar School. The Head of Faculty line manages the Heads of Biology, Chemistry and Physics along with a dedicated team of specialist technicians. Pupils are taught the sciences as separate disciplines, by subject specialists in dedicated laboratories from Years 7 – 13 and opt for the Combined or Separate Science route at the end of Year 8. The Science Faculty run a popular and diverse academic enrichment programme. All three sciences are popular choices at A-Level and have had great success over recent years in terms of medical, veterinary, engineering and other competitive university courses.
The Physics Department at BGS consists of four supportive and enthusiastic members of staff, as well as two dedicated and experienced technicians (one full-time). Successful and popular, the department has achieved consistently excellent academic results at both GCSE and A-level, as well as recent Oxbridge success. At KS4 the department follow the AQA specifications with the three disciplines taught separately whichever route is taken; pupils are given the choice between pursuing Combined Science (Trilogy) or three Separate sciences. The AQA specification is also followed at Advanced Level and in Year 13 recent option topics delivered include Astrophysics and Turning Points in Physics. The department is based in specialist laboratories equipped with up-to-date ICT facilities occupying part of the Girls’ Senior School and is extremely well-resourced for practical experiments and demonstrations. In addition to engaging work within the classroom, a wide range of enrichment opportunities including clubs, trips and competitions are provided in order to fulfil the department’s main aims which are to stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the subject.