Plymouth College


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Plymouth College are now enjoying their summer break. However, our Admissions offices are still open for all enquiries. We still have places for September and are happy to welcome any families that would like to have a bespoke visit of our school whilst complying with government safety guidelines. To find out more information, don't hesitate to contact our admissions team at or visiting our admissions page. read more

Last updated: 13.07.20


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Teacher of Chemistry

Plymouth College is a leading co-educational school, which has operated at the forefront of independent education since its inception in 1877. With its excellent programmes for the academic and personal development of pupils, fantastic wellbeing and pastoral care and world-leading performance sports and co-curricular activities, the College produces well-rounded, confident and resilient young people who stand out from the crowd. Owing to the maternity leave of the current Head of Chemistry, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a teaching post for two terms. Experience of teaching A-Level Chemistry is highly desirable and GCSE Chemistry essential.

With a subject curriculum designed to educate, enrich and empower, we are looking for a well-qualified professional who is a passionate advocate for our subject. With a deep and broad subject knowledge, you will be enthusiastic, inclusive in approach, and able to teach pupils at all levels to excel. An excellent practitioner, the successful candidate will be ambitious to actively further enhance the profile of this key department and contribute to the enjoyment of reading, writing, and debate within the wider school community. Some experience of departmental leadership is desirable, but not essential. Likewise, the ability to teach KS3 level in Biology or Physics would be advantageous. The department follows the Edexcel GCSE course. Science is taught discreetly as Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately from Year 7 upwards with setting according to ability. At GCSE level, pupils follow either GCSE in all three separate science subjects, or the combined science route – according to their ability. At A-Level, small class sizes and dedicated pupils pursuing applications for science subjects and medicine is the norm. The A-Level course is again with Edexcel, easing progression from A-Level. 


To submit an application, please complete the official Plymouth College Application Form and send this, with a covering letter, to Please note that applications in the form of CV alone will not be considered. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 12:00 midday (UK time).

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