The successful candidate will be a fully qualified teacher with knowledge of the English National Curriculum. Experience of teaching A-level or IB is also desirable.
The Science Faculty is housed in ten well-resourced laboratories, served by three preparation rooms. All laboratories have digital projectors and interactive whiteboards. Students each have a MS Surface Pro.
Within the Science Faculty, each discipline is encouraged to flourish and make its own identifiable contribution. Currently, Science is taught by one teacher per form in Years 7 and 8 as a combined course following a KS3 programme of study. In Years 9 to 11, the three sciences are taught separately by subject-specialists. In Years 10 and 11 approximately half the cohort follow AQA Separate Sciences with the remainder following AQA Trilogy Science.
The Physics Department has followed the Edexcel specification at A-Level very successfully for many years and has recently enjoyed success in the IB Diploma. A significant number of candidates are entered each year for leading Universities in a variety of countries including England, the Netherlands and the USA to read Physics and Engineering. In addition, a number of students take part in the Physics Olympiad.
The excellent results achieved by the department speak for themselves, but they also contribute to the popularity of the Physics post-16, with the department regularly achieving 100% A* - C at GCSE; over 40% A*/A in A level Physics and 50% 7/6/5 for Higher Level IB.
At present, around 80 students, both boys and girls, are studying Physics at sixth form level, with majority taking A level, a similar number is expected each year.
The Science Faculty comprises twenty-one full and part-time teaching and technical staff. All members of the Faculty are encouraged to play a full role in its development (e.g. contributing to the writing and revising schemes of work). The Physics Department currently comprises a Head of Department and three full time physicists, and dedicated technician support.
At Senior School Voorschoten (SSV), you can expect to be working with motivated pupils, state of the art facilities and talented teaching professionals within a lively and collaborative Physics department. At the BSN, we offer excellent professional development opportunities plus attractive salaries & benefits. If you are motivated by what you have read so far please view our recruitment brochure below for further details: