Nexus

Euro Space Trip is out of this world

By on Feb 12, 2019 in Blog |

Forty lucky Nexus students in year 7 and 8 experienced the trip of a lifetime when they recently went for a four-day visit to the Euro Space Center in Belgium. The center is a hub for space education and contains a host of equipment and resources used for astronaut and space exploration training. Over the four days, the students were able to experience various aspects of astronaut training. Each of these activities alone would have been a highlight of the trip but the students were able to experience each one of them, making for a visit they will never forget. Astronauts have to perform delicate operations whilst operating in microgravity in space. The microgravity wall gave students the chance to experience the feeling of microgravity by counterbalancing their weight on the climbing wall so that the smallest push or touch would send them shooting up or down. The students were then...

GCSE mathematicians take it to another level

By on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog |

The Grade 8/9 enrichment sessions for Year 11s from across Cornwall continued yesterday evening. This session focused on all things quadratics; the students used their knowledge of factorising, completing the square and inequalities to solve challenging problems in preparation for their GCSEs.  These enrichment sessions are open to students from across the county and form part of CSMS and Nexus’ drive to ensure all students are given the best possible chance to reach their potential. If you are not already signed up for these sessions and would like to be contacted please email reception@nexuscsia.co.uk for more details and upcoming dates. We are still accepting applications for Cornwall School of Maths and Science for September 2019. If you would like a tour or to find out more contact us on reception@csms.co.uk...

Meet the Maths Olympiad Champions!

By on Jan 25, 2019 in Blog |

And the winners of the first Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad are… St. Erth Community Primary School. Huge congratulations! In Second place: Truro Prep School In Third place: St. Minver School Fantastic work by all the children who attended; what an incredible group of brilliant young people. The Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad is an annual event. If you would like to register your school for the Primary Olympiad 2020, please email us at Nexus....

Cornish children dazzle in first Maths Olympiad

By on Jan 25, 2019 in Blog |

There was incredible energy in the air as students awaited the result of the first ever Cornish maths Olympiad, held at Nexus today. The morning had seen the best primary mathematicians in Cornwall decode cyphers with the Royal Institution, discover Pi and use their superpowers to get into space. This afternoon the students participated in two tense, exciting rounds of very challenging maths, where they collaborated, computed and calculated their way to the answers. The children, teachers and parents who attended were buzzing about the day: “All 4 pupils have thoroughly engaged with the day. Their enthusiasm has shone from their faces throughout and seeing them be stretched in their ability has been a pleasure.”  Hannah, St Erth Parent “The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the day. They have been engaged by all activities especially the competition.” – Maureen...

Term Draws to a Close With A Flourish At Nexus

By on Dec 18, 2018 in Blog |

The last day of term is tomorrow, Wednesday 19th December, and all students will be on main campus for activities with their Tutor groups. What a term it’s been! Well done in particular to all our Nexus 7 students, who, alongside settling into their new school this term, performed so brilliantly in the Showcase last week. As promised, here are some pictures of our brilliant students and also pictures of our Nexus Prizewinners. Have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing New Year, with best wishes from all the staff and students at Nexus. 7PPE Award Winners 7STEM Award Winners 8STEM Award Winners 9STEM Award Winners...