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Teaching Load - TT and Core ICT GCSE classes

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by Miss I, May 2, 2012.

  1. How many GCSE classes should you be required to teach as a HoD? Currently teaching 6 GCSE classes on an 18 hour timetable and will be teaching 7 GCSE classes with 18 again next year. Is this normal? We're delivering Core ICT - (running OCR Nationals, phasing it out next year and Edexcel at the same time). One member of dept has not been replaced for next year so will be delivering core ICT with two of us only.
    Thanks
     
  2. How many GCSE classes should you be required to teach as a HoD? Currently teaching 6 GCSE classes on an 18 hour timetable and will be teaching 7 GCSE classes with 18 again next year. Is this normal? We're delivering Core ICT - (running OCR Nationals, phasing it out next year and Edexcel at the same time). One member of dept has not been replaced for next year so will be delivering core ICT with two of us only.
    Thanks
     
  3. Split according to number of classes / number of teachers. You can't teach more hours than you have available IYSWIM. Some years I've dropped to almost no KS3 and done almost exclusive KS4 and 5 (21 hours/week).


    Right now I have 2x KS5 and 4x KS4.
     
  4. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    Seems a pretty shrewd move by your Headteacher to me. After all with league tables being the key to a school's percieved success then I would slap all my specialists on the exam courses too. 18 hour timetable seems like a fair deal too.
     
  5. Thanks - it was definitely a shrewd move!
     
  6. 4 core ICT - Year 10
    2 option ICT - Year 11 (1 shared)
    2 core ICT - Year 11
    1 option ICT - Year 11
    Total KS4 classes - 9.

    Nothing wrong there really....
     
  7. mattbazza

    mattbazza New commenter

    Can i add my competition entry

    Last Year: 6 Year 10 Core ICT (6 hours a week), 2 year 10 Option ICT (6 hours a week) and 2 year 11 Option ICT (6 hours a week). As a bonus I was allowed to teach one Year 8 class also. This is happens when you have core ict with low hours you often end up teaching most of them.
     
  8. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Problem with that is the non-specialists might not be that good at teaching in an unfamiliar subject and you end up with less uptake at KS4 as a result?
    (Fortunately all the non-specialist in my school are superb [​IMG])
    Alternatively they may be brilliant teachers who talk them into their specialism at options time?
     

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