Teacher of Art (IGCSE and A Level)

Job Title:                     Teacher of Art (IGCSE and A Level)

Employment Type:      Full Time

Start Date:                   1st August 2023


  • AL & IGCSE Art
  • Enjoy teaching students who want to learn at the highest level
  • Quality of life matters – teaching load only 55% timetable so you don’t need to take work home
  • Fully CIS & WASC accredited school

Person Profile:

  • Direct UK teaching experiences preferred
  • Minimum 2 years AL/IGCSE (and EPQ) teaching experience in the relevant area
  • Ability to teach high achieving students
  • Degree in area of expertise for teaching
  • Teaching qualification (PGCE, MEd or equivalent) 

Brief Description of SCIE:

UK curriculum high school (Cambridge International AS/AL & IGCSE) for Chinese students preparing for overseas universities.

The mission of the College is to educate Students in a Challenging, International Environment leading to academic achievement at the highest level, and to develop Social responsibility, Creativity, Independence and Enthusiasm, providing each student with the best preparation for future opportunities.

  • Highly selective – English and Mathematics admissions tests
  • Medium of instruction & communication – English, with students functioning at first language level
  • 2000 students, High school only – UK Key Stages 4 & 5
  • Accreditation – Fully accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS) & WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges in US) and regional members of FOBISIA & EARCOS
  • Examinations – AS/AL, IGCSE (Cambridge International), (I)GCSE (Edexcel) – English, Japanese, Drama & EPQ
  • Day & boarding school – teachers are not involved in boarding facility nor have evening or night duties
  • Founded in 2003

Specific Responsibilities:

We are excited to announce a vacancy for an enthusiastic KS4 Art teacher to join our Visual Art Department as we embark upon our newly created Arts Academy within Shenzhen College of International Education. Our school caters for exam students only, with student aged 14yrs to 18yrs old. Our newly formed Arts Academy will give opportunity for students to have double specialist studio/ teaching time compared with other IGCSE and A level subjects. Our students’ regularly progress through Cambridge IGCSE and A level exams to the most prestigious Art colleges around the world. We are seeking an additional colleague with a positive outlook, a team player, creative, with a passion for excellence.
*Must have a Practical Art Related Degree.
Specialisms in:

  • Traditional Drawing /painting techniques and Photography,
  • Experience of International IGCSE is desirable.
    Please send examples of your students’ artworks and/or your own drawings along with your CV and application. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • Highly motivated academic students
  •  Average international exam results, grade A/A* across school
  •  31 Oxbridge offers and over 80% students applying to UK achieve offers from top 10 universities in 2022 cohort.
  • US university offers including Stanford, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell & Wellesley
  •  Students achieve success across range of subjects including Arts, Humanities as well as Commerce, Science and Mathematics
  •  Class size maximum 26 at IGCSE and 24 at AS/A Level
  • Huge range of ECAs with over 200 clubs both staff led and student led

Teaching positions:

  • Working week: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:30 (with 07:30 start Mondays and early finish 15:00 Fridays)
  • Normal contact teaching time – 24 x 40-minute periods per week (approx 55% timetable)
  • Personal time – 6 periods per week fixed in timetable when do not need to be at work.
  • Extra-Curricular Activity – 1 hour per week ECA after school (16:30 – 17:30)
  • CPD – large range of professional development available both online and face-to-face.
  • Holidays – 1 week for October China National Day holiday, 2 weeks Christmas holiday, 3 weeks Chinese New Year holiday, Chinese public holidays, mid-June to early August Summer holiday.


  • Form tutor role – most teachers will take on a form group of 20 students with daily mentoring time on the timetable as well as teaching weekly additional period of PSHE. This role attracts an additional allowance
  • Pastoral CPD – mandatory safeguarding training as well as other pastoral CPD available


  • Published fixed salary scale (reviewed annually) based on years of teaching experience and annual progression at SCIE
  • School provided accommodation (Expat apartments adjacent to campus)
  • Full international medical cover (self + dependent)
  • Annual flight allowance (self + spouse)
  • Staff Well-being program
  • Dedicated staff gym in campus

Application Process:

Apply by letter with CV to jobs@scie.com.cn

Application deadline by December 31st 2022 for the 1st Round of recruitment, and online interview by December/January.

References will be taken up including direct contact with your current, or most recent employer for a safeguarding reference check and to confirm clearance from contract commitment.

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