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Matthew Sumner

Physics Teacher/Head of Year 11

Matthew has a BSc, MPhil and PhD from the University of Birmingham, and a teaching qualification from the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. Before teaching Matthew worked in fundamental research in a multidisciplinary team in France, where he learned the importance of imagination, patience and teamwork. This is Matthew’s 9th year in teaching, and second year in Zhuhai. Prior experience includes leading Key Stage 3 Science and joint leadership of a Science department, leading whole school provision for gifted and talented pupils, and leading Triple Science GCSE. Matthew’s proudest achievements include getting A*s for three A-level Biology students out of a class of 5, with all three going to prestigious UK universities to read Medicine. More recently, his A-level Physics class got 100% A*-B. Matthew’s approach to education is similar to that in athletics: dedication, commitment and hard work beat talent any day!


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