The person appointed The person appointed will be well qualified and committed to the teaching of Chemistry. West Kirby Grammar This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team of School teachers within a successful department. Applications Letter of application with the names and contact details of two referees, CV and completed application form should be sent to the Headteacher, Mrs G Robinson. Closing Date: Monday 21 May 2012 TEACHER OF CHEMISTRY MPS WEST KIRBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Science College The school became a Specialist Science College in September 2005 and was redesignated in 2009. All mathematics rooms and The School a number of science laboratories have been refurbished. Certainly the sciences have benefitted from improved resources. There is a Science College Manager and a Science Community West Kirby Grammar School is a group 7 selective school of 1200 teacher. The school has developed strong links with Higher girls drawn from a wide catchment area. Education and the local primary schools and is in partnership with the Ogden Trust. Pupils are taught in unstreamed forms during their first three years, apart from Mathematics where there is currently some setting. In Years Ten and Eleven, girls follow a core curriculum of English, French, German, Spanish, Mathematics, Technology, Sciences, History, Religious Studies or Geography, Personal, Social and Health Education and Physical Education, in addition to two other subjects. They are taught in mixed ability groups depending on their The Department and the Role options. The academic work of the School is organised on a departmental The Chemistry department is strong. It consists of a Head of basis and academic standards are high. In 2011, 98% of Year Department and two full-time teachers. One of the Assistant Eleven pupils achieved a minimum of five passes (Grade A-C) at Headteachers also teaches within the department. GCSE Level and 62% of the grades achieved were A or A*. All teachers are specialists within their own field and there is little The Sixth Form consists of 350 students, the majority taking three teaching outside of the science specialism. Almost all lessons are Advanced Levels or a mixture of Advanced and Advanced taught in laboratories. There are three Science Technicians. Subsidiary Levels. In addition to their chosen subjects, Sixth Formers follow a core programme of General Studies, Activities, Separate Sciences are taught from Years 7. The three Separate Community Service and Work Experience. In 2011, 74% of the Sciences are popular options at KS4, with usually about three grades achieved at Advanced Level were A*, A or B. quarters of the cohort studying them: the rest of the cohort studying Science. At Advanced level numbers are very good and The Pastoral Care System is Form based, and the work of the Form growing in all the Sciences. Tutors is co-ordinated and supported by Year Heads. Results in Chemistry at GCSE and Advanced level are The School places a strong emphasis on providing a wide range of consistently very good. extension and enrichment opportunities. .
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