Secondary Music IGCSE and A Level Teacher - Qingdao, China - August 2024

School - Far East / East Asia
United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This secondary boarding school is looking for an experienced Secondary IGCSE and A Level Music Teacher to join them in August 2024. Applicants must be appropriately qualified with a BEd or BA plus PGCE (or equivalent) plus at least 2 years of relevant, post-qualification teaching experience with IGCSE and A levels (they may consider strong candidates who have IGCSE and IBDP experience). They look for teachers who are full of passion, responsible, resilient with a sense of humour and for those who will commit to the school for ideally 2-5 years or more.

The school opened in September 2012 and caters for mostly Chinese students. The school population is currently around 800 pupils who enjoy first-class facilities that include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness suite, a visual and performing arts centre as well as Astro-turf rugby and football pitches. The school offers a quality education for students over the age of 14 resulting in IGCSEs and A Levels so students can join further education institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Working here provides an opportunity to make a real contribution to international education through helping to combine the best of both British and Chinese educational expertise.

They offer a very good salary and benefits package that includes a tax free salary in line with the UK, free individual accommodation, no utilities bills, free food (during term time), basic Medical cover, one flight at end of one year and a two year (renewable) contract.

Qingdao is a major seaport in Shandong Province, looking out over the Yellow Sea and it is one hour’s flight from Beijing and Seoul. It has a rich heritage and a temperate climate and good air quality. It is one of the most affluent and fastest growing cities in China. For more information on China, please contact Edvectus.
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
Chinese Nationals
Regional Info:
Qingdao, known as “sailboat capital” and successfully holding 2008 Olympic maritime competition activities, is situated in the southeast of Shandong Province. Eastern and southern parts face the sea, whilst the northeastern part is adjacent to Yantai city, and next to Weifang city in the west and Rizhao city to the southwest. Like most Chinese cities, Qingdao has a rapidly growing population. With regards to the climate, Qingdao has four clear seasons. In spring, the temperature is pleasant but takes longer to warm up than the inland areas. In summer, it is humid and hot with lots of rain, and in autumn, the weather is cool with plentiful rain. The winters are long and windy with low temperatures. August is the hottest month with the average temperature being about 25 degrees and the coldest month is January, with the average temperature being about -1 degrees. Shopping and transportation is convenient in Qingdao and there are many shopping malls, such as JUSCO, METRO, CARREFOUR and LOTUS. Qingdao Metro is a rapid transport system and there is also an extensive bus network. The cost of living is average and food and clothing prices are reasonable. Qingdao is well-known for its beer festival in mid-August. For more information please see: Top 10 reasons you should visit Qingdao: Qingdao: an exceptional city: Qingdao: a little pocket of Germany in China:
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Flights -yearly, Housing - provided, Utilities paid
Suited To:
Activity - swimming beaches, Activity- mountains, Activity-typical water sporting types, Climate - cooler, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - Not very suitable, Holiday destination - yes typical, Rural, Westernised - not very, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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