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Teacher of Sociology


The post 

This is an opportunity to join our outstanding Sociology department, where the post has become available due to significantly increasing student numbers opting for these subjects at A Level. Currently we have approximately 100 students across the two subjects in Year 12 alone. The successful candidate will join a department of two other teachers of Sociology and will be able to teach across the whole A Level specification.

The departments

The Sociology department is academically ambitious and this is reflected with over 60-70% of students regularly achieving A*/A grades and 90-100% achieving A*-B, as well as exceptional value added. 

While maintaining a rigorous focus on examination preparation and success, we aim to engender a lifelong love of Sociology in our students through strong teaching and engaging extra-curricular activities. With small classes (maximum 10 at A Level), we encourage a high level of student interaction, debate and personal engagement in learning. The focus is on developing independent thinking and learning skills, as well as high-level knowledge and understanding. In addition, we to engage students outside of the classroom as much as possible with trips, guest speakers, and additional activities. Students are encouraged to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and as a department we support and encourage this programme.

d’Overbroeck’s offers teachers and students alike a friendly and welcoming environment where classes are small and standards and expectations are high.

Sociology follows the AQA specification. The units that the department currently offers are: Culture and Identity, Education, Theory and Methods, The Media and Crime and Deviance.

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