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ISABEL

  • Exeter University: PGCE (Teach First Science)

  • Exeter University: BSc Human Biosciences 2:1

  • Open University: Module in Human Genetics and Health Issues

  • Dauntsey’s School: A Levels - Biology A, Chemistry A and Geography A*

Biography & Interests

After completing my degree in Human Biosciences at Exeter University, I trained to be a teacher on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. I spent two years teaching science in a secondary school on the Isle of Wight, completing my PGCE in my first year.  After finishing the two year programme I went to Malawi to experience a way of life and education system that contrasts to the UK. I taught in a primary school for one term and had full responsibility for planning and teaching English, maths, science and PE to Class 4 as well geography, history and art to Class 4, 5 and 6.  

I am a lover of all outdoor sport and have always been drawn to a new challenge. In August 2018 I raced in a 70.3 Ironman and I am currently training for a 10km swim down the River Dart. In 2016, I completed the 125 mile non-stop Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race with my sister, winning the Fastest Civilian Team and raising £1500 for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Experience & Approach

I am passionate about my subject and have an in-depth knowledge of the KS3 and GCSE science curriculum.  Teaching and mentoring both bring opportunities to share my enthusiasm, to nurture students' interest and engagement in science, build their confidence and to plan sessions that maximise progress.  I believe that mentoring can have an outstanding impact on their social as well as their academic development.