Nexus

Primary Gifted STEM Club for 2018-19

By on Sep 20, 2018 in Blog |

Parents of STEM-mad Year 4-6 children can bring them to have fun and explore STEM at our Primary Gifted STEM Club, which is run on Tuesdays after school every two weeks during term-time on the Nexus campus. It is a great way to meet new friends with similar interests, and is open to children from any school in Cornwall. The first session runs on 2nd October, and booking is essential. Book your child’s place by emailing Elizabeth...

Nexus Lecture Series Taking Shape For The Year Ahead

By on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog |

The Academic Lecture series is taking shape for 2018-19 with prestigious lecturers from as far afield as the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge rushing to offer to visit and share their research with our students. The next lecture will be delivered by Dr Richenda Tisdale, a former eye surgeon who is now a senior legal adviser to the Medical Protection Society. She will be exploring the ethics and laws surrounding the medical field which is sure to be enlightening for our students, especially those who are part of the Future Medics group. To book a place on this amazing lecture please email our team here. All our upcoming lectures are listed here, which will be updated frequently as more lectures are added. All of our lectures are available to any student in Cornwall in Years 7 to 11 who is a member of the CSMS Scholars’ Community. We are currently in the process of finalising...

Mandarin exam success for Nexus students

By on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog |

Students in Year 7,8 and 9 have been studying Mandarin at Nexus as part of the co curricular programme. This Summer, the whole group of nearly 20 students took their first qualification in the subject; the FCSE – one level below a GCSE. Every student passed the exam and several students achieved a Merit. Two of the students achieved a Distinction; an incredible achievement. Year 9 Nexus student Faith C, who alongside Lalita W achieved a Distinction in her exam said “I’m really pleased to have had this opportunity and I loved learning languages. I am looking forward to taking part in International trips in the next few years and using my Mandarin skills.” Faith is now supporting the Nexus 7 students who have chosen Beginners Mandarin as one of their co curricular activities this year. A big xièxiè (thank you) to our brilliant Mandarin teacher Mrs. Pauline...

Stellar Success For GCSE Astronomy Students

By on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog |

During the summer holidays sixteen young GCSE Astronomy students arrived at CSIA to collect their results from their first ever GCSE exam. These amazing students in Years 8 and 9 had worked for two years in their co-curricular time to learn everything from the features of the moon to the formation of stars. The course is demanding and aimed at students in Years 10 and 11, so for these Nexus students to be rewarded with amazing results is an exceptional achievement and testament to their hard work and determination. The GCSE Astronomy course involved a number of night-time observations of the sky which were carried out at the VI Form centre one night last year with the students wrapped up warm waiting for the clouds to clear and the perfect image to be presented. Special mention for Ollie T, Dylan F-S, Faith C, George B and Adam C who received the top grades of the group. We were...

Scientific research begins in Singapore

By on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog |

Work has begun on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology projects as part of the NJC and CSMS exchange programme. Students have set up base In NJC’s highly equipped research centre and have started their collaborative projects working in tandem with NJC students. The first task was to conduct a degree level literature review in which the students have been analysing, critiquing and evaluating scientific journals and reports to form the background to their own research. Over the next 4 days the students will be continuing their research which will be continued on their return to Camborne when the Singaporean students visit in...

Nexus STEM Careers event showcases opportunities in STEM and PPE

By on Sep 17, 2018 in Blog |

As part of our programme to ensure students are well-informed about careers open to them, we hosted an Education Business Partnership event at Nexus today. Students were able to learn more first-hand about careers as diverse as from working in engineering within healthcare to leading a construction business. Students also met with a solicitor; a career that a number of our PPE students aspire to. Some students donned Personal Protective Equipment to tour the nearly-complete ‘Phase 2’ building work on the Nexus campus and identify all the STEM career opportunities within the construction profession, which will be complete in only a few days. Others were able to drive a ‘Mars Rover’ robot that was brought along by Software Cornwall. Many thanks to Cornwall Education Business Partnership for facilitating this great and informative...

CSMS Academic Exchange Begins

By on Sep 14, 2018 in Blog |

CSMS and CSIA students have begun their travels to Singapore as part of the National Junior College and Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science project exchange programme. The students are travelling to Singapore for the first leg of the exchange in which they will team up with local students from NJC to research, investigate and explore a range of cutting edge mathematical and scientific challenges. The aim of the exchange is to take on undergraduate research in some of science and maths fastest developing fields. These investigations will be continued when the Singaporean students visit Camborne later this year. While in Singapore the students will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Singaporean culture, traditions and cuisine while staying with local families. With visits to local landmarks, attractions and events the exchange programme is an opportunity for...

Department for Education praises “fantastic opportunities” at CSIA

By on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog |

Camborne Science and International Academy is proud of the superb results achieved by their students. Results in Maths and Science are particularly strong. In addition to excellent Maths and Science Departments on the main campus, CSIA’s specialist provision for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the most able at the Nexus campus has been identified by the Department of Education as a “wonderful, innovative opportunity” for our students. We recently hosted an all-day visit from Mr. Paul Kett, Director General of Education Standards at the DfE. Mr Kett was particularly interested in the Gifted programmes on offer at Nexus and Cornwall School of Maths and Science; our VI Form provision for the most able in STEM. He highlighted the impact of the additional work that we carry out linking student learning to future careers and further study opportunities in...