TEACHER OF CHEMISTRY
Magdalen College School, founded in 1480, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Chemistry from 1st September 2021. (Please note we will also consider part-time applicants for 0.8 or above). Further details and application instructions are contained herein.
The school is seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Chemistry from 1st September 2021 to teach bright and enthusiastic pupils from Year 7 to A Level and Oxbridge. The role would be suitable for an experienced teacher, a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), or someone without a teaching qualification, who might be interested in pursuing the School’s Waynflete Teaching Certificate, which can lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The Chemistry Department currently consists of six teachers who form a close-knit team sharing ideas and resources freely. Communication, adaptability, hard work and a good sense of humour are fundamental to the Department’s success. The successful candidate will be required to teach across year groups from Year 7 to A Level and Oxbridge.
Chemistry is a very popular and successful subject at Magdalen College School, and is liked and respected by pupils, due in no small part to the dedication and ability of the staff in the Department. Chemistry teaching takes place in a suite of well-resourced laboratories, which all have interactive screen that wirelessly mirrors the teacher’s Microsoft Surface. The Department is ably supported by experienced and well-qualified laboratory technicians. Reprographics are centrally administered and a full-time secretary to the Common Room is available to help in these areas.
The subject is compulsory up to the Fifth Form (Year 11) when all pupils take the IGCSE examination (Edexcel). A large number of pupils – over half of the Lower Sixth – study Chemistry at A Level.
The department achieves outstanding results in public examinations. In 2019, we achieved 83% at grades 9-8 and 98% grades 9-7. At A Level 91% of grades were at A*-B, 81% at A*-A, and 37% at A*. In each of the last few years, around 25 Sixth Form pupils have gained gold, silver or bronze certificates in the Chemistry Olympiad.
The successful candidate will be a well-qualified Chemist who will be prepared to take a share of the teaching of the subject at all levels. Members of the Department report to the Head of Department, and ultimately to the Master, via the Deputy Head (Academic).