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Ethos Education are looking for a part time (2 days per week) Computer Science teacher for a Grammar school located in Colchester, Essex. The role of a Computer Science is starting September 2023, fixed contract for 1 year with the possibility of this becoming a permanent part time Computer Science role. There is flexibility on which 2 days of the week you teach Computer Science. 

Any Computer Science teacher can reach London Liverpool Street station in just over 1 hour from Colchester train station. ECT Computer Science teachers & also experienced Computer Science teachers are welcome to apply. Rent in this part of Essex is cheaper than other parts and you are close to the coastline of Essex. 

The school has a thriving Computing department that offers Computing courses from Key Stage 3 to GCSE and A-level. The department is well-equipped with three computer suites, each having 32 networked student computers, 1 teacher’s computer, and HDTV. The department is supported by a Systems Manager and two qualified Technicians who maintain and assist with the school network.

At Key Stage 3, all students in Years 7-9 receive one hour (2 periods) of Computing education per week, following the National Curriculum. The course covers programming skills using Scratch, Python, and JavaScript, and students in Year 9 also enjoy creating mobile phone apps using App Inventor.

Around 30-40 students opt for the OCR GCSE Computer Science course, which is taught for 2 hours (4 periods) per week. The course uses the book ‘(9-1) Computer Science’ by George Rouse and Sean O’Byrne for theory, and programming is taught using Visual Basic 2017, with encouragement to explore other languages. Extra help sessions and support from sixth form mentors are available for students who need it. Last year, all students achieved a level 6 or above, while 75% achieved a level 8 or 9.

In the Sixth Form, there are 19 students in Year 12 and 10 students in Year 13 taking A-level Computer Science. Year 12 students have 4 hours of study per week, and Year 13 students have 5 hours. The department follows the AQA syllabus, using ‘AQA A-Level Computer Science’ by Bob Reeves. Visual Basic 2017 is used to teach programming, but many students choose to work with other languages such as C++, Java, and C#. Impressively, 83% of A-level students achieved an A* or A grade, and 13 students from the previous year went on to study Computer Science at University, with one attending Cambridge.

The department also organizes various clubs and societies like the Raspberry Pi Club and BBC Micro Bit Club. All the staff are highly qualified Computer Scientists with ample experience. The school’s examination results are excellent, and the number of students opting for Computing at GCSE and A-level is consistently increasing.

High standards, exam results in this highly desired Grammar school. 

    • Job type: Part time fixed contract
    • Location: Colchester
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£28000 - £43635