Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Physics. The start date for this role is anticipated to be September 2021.
From January 2020 the department has been based in Brighton’s new £55 million School of Science and Sport. Amongst a host of other world-class facilities, the building includes dedicated laboratory spaces, and ample administrative and technical workspace for staff.
The department consists of 7 members of staff from diverse a range of backgrounds, including research and industry. The subject is taught throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 in classes which generally range in size between 20 and 25. There are currently 200 pupils taking the subject in Year 11, and 87 in the Sixth Form. At present we follow the Edexcel 9-1 syllabus for GCSE and the AQA syllabus for A-Level.
The results in recent years have been excellent, achieving 100% A*-B at GCSE and 95% A*-B at A-Level, with 99% A*-A at GCSE and 75% A*-A at A-Level since 2014. The department also has a comprehensive Oxbridge programme, with much recent success in this area, where pupils have secured 18 offers in the past 3 years.
The department has a well-resourced preparation room with its own dedicated technician. In recent years PASCO wireless data logging equipment has been purchased to aid with practical work and demonstrations. The department aims to achieve the highest academic standards and results by instilling a desire to understand and question the complexities and workings of the universe. By taking pupils beyond the constraints of the syllabus, the department aims to develop their problem solving and analytical skills in preparation for the rigours of Physics and Engineering courses at university.
The department has enjoyed much success in both national and international competitions in recent years, with pupils representing the UK at the International Physics Olympiad and the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Alongside the academic achievements, the department offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as a weekly Science Club, a LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Club and an annual trip to CERN.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach Physics across the curriculum, from Year 7 to A-level. An ability to contribute towards the department’s extension programme, including a willingness to support pupils with applications to leading universities (including Oxford and Cambridge), will be a distinct advantage. All teachers within the Department are expected to assist in the development of Schemes of Work, through the creation of teaching resources and the compilation of content for our virtual learning environment.
All teachers at Brighton College are expected to contribute to the school’s pastoral system, generally as a tutor in one of our 14 houses (of which six are boarding houses and eight are day). There is also an expectation that all teachers will contribute to the co-curricular life of the school, through the extensive Games programme, and/or through the leadership of one of almost 100 school societies. Candidates are encouraged to point to interests and enthusiasms as part of their application.
All teachers joining Brighton will have the benefit of guidance by an experienced mentor, whose role it will be to provide support during their probationary period. Thereafter, all teachers are expected and supported to participate in continuous professional development, throughout their time at the College.
For further details, please see the Candidate Brief on our Vacancies page.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.