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Teacher of Physics (IGCSE and A Level)

Shenzhen College of International EducationShenzhen College of International Education, Futian, Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen College of International Education: 

Founded in 2003, SCIE is the city’s first full-time high school (Year 10 to Year 13) teaching an international curriculum. SCIE is a highly selective day and boarding school teaching an international curriculum to Chinese students preparing them for oversea universities. Using English as the medium of instruction and communication, SCIE offers IGCSE and GCE AS and A-levels, mainly through Cambridge international. SCIE is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and a member school of the regional organisations: EARCOS and FOBISIA.

The mission of the College is to educate students in a challenging and international environment that leads to academic achievements at the highest level, and to develop social responsibility, creativity, initiative and enthusiasm, which provide each student with the best preparation for future opportunities. 

Students at SCIE aspire to attend the best overseas universities. The class of 2020 received 30 Oxbridge offers in a diverse range of subjects including Philosophy, Computer Science, HSPS(Human, Social, and Political Science), Law, Psychological, Land Economy and Behavioral Science, Economics and Management and Sciences. In addition to outstanding offers from top UK&US universities and liberal arts colleges. 

SCIE has a very diversified staff who come from more than 20 countries, not only UK, New Zealand, America and Australia, but also Canada, Colombia, India, Ireland, South Africa and Spain. In 2020, the College has over 140 full-time teachers and 70 administrative staff members. 

In August 2020, the College moved to its brand new purpose-built campus in Antuoshan, Shenzhen. The new site is fully equipped for the College expansion with smart classrooms, a large number of science laboratories, a 750-seat theatre, sports facilities and all that we need to facilitate the high quality teaching and learning of the College community. The top floor, with a comfortable staff lounge, gym and designated areas for meetings and CPD, is accessible to staff only. Staff are housed in the separate adjacent staff block, which offers two and three-bedroom furnished apartments.

Antuoshan is in Futian, the CBD district of Shenzhen. The campus is within walking distance to international shops, supermarkets and restaurants. It is a stones thrown away from the Antuo Hill subway station, giving easy and convenient access to the city’s extensive metro network.

Specific Responsibilities: 

At our new campus, physics now has 16 full time teachers and 3 technicians, and we will further expand to more than 20 teachers and a dedicated technician team by 2023, working in our 11 purpose-built physics labs. Teachers will have a variety of classes from IGCSE Physics in UK Years 10 and 11 and AS/AL Physics in UK Years 12 and 13. The subject is highly popular throughout the school with about 80% of the cohort taking it at AS level and two thirds the cohort at A Level. Results are very high, with over 95% achieving A/A* at IGCSE and 75% at A Level. Each year a number of students choose to apply to Physics or Engineering courses in top universities in the UK and US, with a significant number taking up places in Physics, Engineering or Natural Sciences courses at Oxbridge. 

We are looking for strong physics teachers with experience of A Level to join the team in this exciting period of development and expansion. Experience of teaching physics at the highest levels, with particular focus on practical lab skills and the ability to facilitate extension classes in Physics will be an advantage. 

The regular working week is Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:30 (early finish at 15:00 on Fridays) and the normal student contact time is 24 x 40 minute periods per week (55% contact time), in addition to class preparation. Teachers also have 6 periods of personal time fixed into their timetables when they do not need to be at work. Teaching staff at SCIE are also expected to offer one hour after school of extra-curricular activity each week. Our school year is August to mid-June with all Chinese holidays (including 1 wk for October National Day and 3 wks for Chinese New Year) plus 2 weeks Christmas holiday.

Salary: 

According to our published salary scale, plus housing allowance or school apartment, full international medical cover (self + dependent) and annual flight allowance (self + spouse). 

Requirements: 

• A degree in your area of expertise 

• A teaching qualification (PGCE, BEd or equivalent) 

• 2 years teaching experience in the relevant area 

Application Process: 

Apply by letter with CV to jobs@scie.com.cn 


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