Head of Business Studies & Economics - September 2023
Job description / Role
About the Role
Jumeirah College is a GEMS Premium Secondary School which delivers the National Curriculum for England, offering the full range of GCSE and A level courses. Our student body is a dynamic international community of over 1,100 students from over 59 nationalities. We take pride in the development of the whole child, recognising the importance of developing cultural and global awareness. We have a thriving enriched curriculum which provides a diverse range of activities, initiatives and charitable endeavours that both engage our student body and embed our philosophy of global awareness and world citizenship. For more information please see our website .
College vision: Our vision is to create a vibrant learning community that nurtures happy, confident and accomplished students who, through a commitment to academic and personal excellence, progress beyond limits.
The College has been repeatedly judged to be Outstanding in inspections. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. In 2022 99% of GCSE results were 9-4 out of which 55% 9, and at A level over 55% of all grades were A*/A with over 86% A*/B. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world, including Cambridge, UCL, Stanford, Monash and Toronto.
As one of the leading schools in the Middle East, Jumeirah College is the first-choice school for many families. The school is a member of BSME and COBIS. The success of the school has been repeatedly recognised with Jumeirah College being nominated for a series of awards, including being shortlisted as 'International School of the Year' by the TES.
Jumeirah College is an inclusive school.
From September 2023 we are looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Business Studies & Economics to join the College. The department is a thriving area of growth for the school, with 8 Economics groups at GCSE and 7 at A Level each year. In Business Studies the department has 8 GCSE groups across the course, 5 A Levels groups and additionally offers BTEC Business Studies.
The successful candidate will lead an exceptional department which is both extremely popular and effective. In 2022 GCSE Business Studies achieved 100% at grades 9-4, of which 52% were 9-8, and 79% were 9-7. At A level over 54% of all Business Studies grades were A*-A, with over 82% at A*-B. 98% of Economics GCSE candidates gained grades 9-4, with 40% gaining 9-8, and 96% at grades 9-6. At A level 91% of Economics students gained A*-B, of which 51% gained A*-A.
The opportunities which Business Studies & Economics present for students is central to the philosophy of the school. As a result, this appointment is crucial to the continued development of Jumeirah College.
The successful applicant will be required to have the following:
- A B.Ed. or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with exceptional subject knowledge.
- At least 3 years' experience of the National Curriculum for England.
- Experience teaching GCSE and A-Level. We are seeking to appoint talented, highly motivated and well-qualified individuals. You should have a proven track record of outstanding learning and teaching.
- A mindset which understands all students have the potential for top performance, and the drive and passion to enable them to do so.
- Experience which will enable a contribution to our enriched curriculum programme.
About the Company
GEMS Education is a pioneering education company with an international network of award winning K-12 schools. Over the past 55 years GEMS has grown from one school to being a truly global company with one incredible mission â€“ to make quality education available to every student. Over 20,000 education professionals unlock the potential of over 250,000 students across 14 countries each and every day, preparing children of all ages for real world success.