Head of English
My first teaching post was at St Peter’s School, York, a selective boarding and day school with 13+ entry (Common Entrance). I taught A-level and GCSE classes even in my first year (as a Newly Qualified Teacher in 2007-8) and have been teaching up to A-level and IB ever since for 13 continuous years. As Head of Department at Uppingham, I led a team of six teachers in this leading independent boarding school coordinating the delivery of Key Stage 3, iGCSE and A-level English. As a 13+ entry school, I gained further experience of the Common Entrance exam as a key part of the admissions process.
After graduating with a BA in English Literature from the University of Sheffield (2004) I spent a brief time doing voluntary work in Namibia and then working as an advertising executive in London, still very much exploring the power of language, before seeing the light and returning to the world of education. I completed my PGCE at the University of Bristol (2007) and embarked on my teaching career.
- Schools: St Paul’s Girls’ School,
- Tags: English, Common Entrance, Interview, Admissions, 11+, GCSE, A Level, International Baccalaureate, Mock Interviews
- Exam Boards: Cambridge IGCSE