Nexus

Nexus students tackle Cyber Crime and get inspired by Cyber Futures!

By on Jul 17, 2018 in Blog |

Nexus and CSIA students were propelled into the world of cybercrime fighting yesterday as part of South West Police’s “Cyber Future” programme. Students worked on challenging interactive scenarios where their cyber knowledge was put to the test along with their morale and ethical decision making. In addition to learning about a career in cyber security and the Computer Misuse Act students were guided through the ever growing list of careers that stem from an education in computer programming and IT management. Jobs such as game and software design, hardware engineer, web developer, security analyst or even a government vulnerability tester! With so many new career paths opening everyday who knows what the future holds? Perhaps Nexus contains a future Steve Jobs, Marissa Mayer or Elon Musk! We will be working closely with Cyber Futures to make sure that students from Nexus and CSIA are...

Alpaca Adventures At Nexus

By on Jul 11, 2018 in Blog |

Yesterday Nexus played host to a pair of Alpacas as part of CSIA’s primary outreach days. Pupils from Year 5 in primary schools in the Camborne area visited Nexus to experience a number of workshops on the planetarium, a ‘fire’ lab and an animal adventure. Of course, Nexus students got in on the action at break...

Chemical Engineering And Big Projects

By on Jul 11, 2018 in Blog |

Nexus was delighted to host Christopher Rees to deliver a lecture to students about his life in the chemical engineering industry. His amazing career started with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London but took him to Singapore, Malaysia and beyond. Chris explained all about his progression from working in factories and small scale projects to project managing multi-million pound offshore oil rig construction projects and working on the largest and most technologically advanced oil extraction facilities in the world. Our students were very lucky to hear from such an industry expert and we have no doubt that some of them will have been inspired to consider this interesting and exciting...

Nexus 7 explore a STEM career in plastics research

By on Jul 10, 2018 in Blog |

Following on from their current research project about plastics in the ocean, Nexus 7 today had a visit from three postgraduate students at the University of Exeter who have done research all over the world about the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment. The postgraduate students told the Nexus students about how they collected their data, and also led the students through several practical activities to remove and identify plastics from marine environments. The students first sifted the sand to find larger pieces of plastic, then the sample was put into water, so that the smaller pieces of plastics and microplastics would float the top. Finally, students used microscopes to identify and sort the plastics into categories; fragments; foam; line and film. The session with the postgraduate students was hugely useful for the students; real scientists doing important work to...

Students To Benefit From Prestigious Links With Eton And Oxford

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Blog |

Nexus has made links with both Eton College and the University of Oxford during a jam packed tour of prestigious institutions. Dr Foster and Mr Chapman were both delighted to be able to meet with a number of potential partner organisations during a busy two days of travelling. After leaving Cornwall in the early hours they were first met at Magdalen College School, an elite public school with a reputation for successfully getting large numbers of students into Oxbridge each year. We are delighted that our students will soon be benefiting from their experience in providing mock interviews and preparing students for their applications. The afternoon was spent in Exeter College, one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. We are looking forward to working closely with the admissions team to ensure our students have the very best opportunities to visit the college and to find out more...

Rotary Club Technology Tournament blasts off

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Blog |

It was an exciting day today for Nexus students as they attended the Rotary Club annual Technology Tournament. The tournament was attended by over 150 students from Cornwall aged 11-18. The students were asked to design and create a launcher for a space capsule that had to fly at least 3 metres into the air. Our teams were enormously successful, with the Nexus VI Form team winning both available prizes in their age group! Well done to all the teams who took part....

Nexus Flying High in Junior Maths Challenge

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Blog |

Camborne students from both Nexus and the main campus recently received their certificates for their record breaking performance in the prestigious UKMT Mathematics Challenge at Junior level. Nexus students Ben McGuire and Maddie Freyne achieved the best results in Year 7 and 8 repectively and were commended for their amazing achievements. As a result of his amazing performance Ben McGuire was entered into to Junior Mathematical Olympiad, the next round of the competition, where he achieved an amazing certificate of merit. Well done everyone! Ben and Maddie celebrate their success as top performing students in Years 7 and 8. The Gold award winners were delighted with their achievements. Nexus and CSIA students received a record breaking set of results in the Junior Maths Challenge....

Final STEP Preparations For Cambridge Mathematics Applicants

By on Jun 19, 2018 in Blog |

On Saturday, Mia F and Conor B-H spent the morning making final preparations for their STEP 2 and 3 exams this week; their teacher, Miss  Teixeira, kindly gave up some of her free time to support these students in the closing stages of their Mathematical journey here at Camborne Science and International Academy. Both students have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years to become superb Mathematicians who have the passion, knowledge and drive to read Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. We are very proud of them both for being offered places at such prestigious Universities and wish them all them best in their upcoming exams....