Teacher of Mathematics (Prep School and Senior School)

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Mathematics | Wellington College International Shanghai


To teach mathematics in an inspiring, challenging, rigorous manner to pupils in the Upper Prep School (years 6 – 8 in the UK national Curriculum) and Senior School (years 9 – 13)

In the Prep School the Maths department aims to provide an exciting and engaging mathematics curriculum that is truly preparatory for pupils’ futures. We develop highly effective approaches to teaching maths based on research and evidence, building pupils’ mathematical fluency. We aim to teach pupils to think mathematically through reasoning and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on pupils’ independence in learning so that they are able to draw on a complete set of skills and knowledge and to articulate their learning by the time they enter the Senior School.

In the Senior School, the Maths department prepares pupils for the Edexcel Higher Tier examination, taken by at the end of Year 11. In Year 11 more than half of the pupils will have completed the IGCSE course and will go further and study the Edexcel International AS Mathematics specification (Pure 1, Pure 2 and Statistics 1 modules). This helps extend pupils’ abilities. In year 12 and 13 pupils study the IB diploma. At Wellington College we offer Analysis and Approaches as well as

Applications and Interpretation at standard and higher level.

A great many Wellington pupils are enthusiastic, dedicated young mathematicians. Parents have high expectations or outcomes in this subject and pupils actively seek out high levels of mathematical challenge from their teachers. Each year pupils take part in mathematics competitions both within school and across China, to test their skills in situations beyond the normal specifications. It is expected that the successful applicant for this post will wish to
play an active role in developing the enjoyment of mathematics by pupils in both schools, well beyond the classroom.

Current levels of outcome at IG and IB: 88% A*, 94% A*-A, 100% A*-B at IGCSE. 40% 6+, 80% 5+ at IB. Pupils from the IB cohorts have received offers from top universities around the world to read mathematics.
The teacher will also be expected to contribute to the pastoral life of the school as either a Prep School or Senior School house tutor.

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