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Amazing A Level Results for the VI Form Academy and Nexus VI

By on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog |

Students at Nexus VI and the VI Form Academy are celebrating outstanding results in their A Levels and AS Levels today. Amongst the many highlights today for students at Nexus VI are amazing A grades for Mia and Jodie in Mathematics, the highest possible grade at AS Level. In fact 94% of all Maths A Level students achieved the highest A*-B grades. It was an excellent performance all round at the VI Form Academy where 75% of all A Levels awarded were A*-B grades or equivalent and 100% of A Level entries passed across all 27 subjects. The average result for vocational subjects was the highest possible: distinction*. Mr Dan Chapman, Nexus VI Coordinator said “These great AS results for Nexus VI are well deserved. The students have worked exceptionally hard all year and they have earnt their top grades today.” Mr John Ross, Director of the VI Form Academy, added “The...

Nexus VI Visit University of Cambridge

By on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog |

Six students in Year 12 at the VI Form Academy have travelled to Cambridge as part of a Nexus VI University experience visit. The three day visit has so far included a tour of the Department of Chemistry by Dr Priyanka Joshi and a tour of Trinity College by Professor Imre Leader. Both Prof Leader and Dr Joshi have previously visited Nexus to deliver academic lectures and were both delighted to catch up with the Nexus students again. Prof Leader showed the students normally off-limits areas such as the renowned Wren Library and the Senior Combination Room which is normally reserved for Fellows of the college. Dr Joshi showed the students around undergraduate labs and the Department library as well as her own working laboratory in the Centre for Misfolding Diseases. The students have also been shown around Downing College and Churchill College by admissions staff and have received a...

Nexus Success in Maths Challenge

By on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog |

Nexus 7 and 8 students were presented with the results of the UK Junior Maths Challenge this morning in assembly. We were delighted with the strong showing by our students who achieved highly in this demanding challenge. Abbie was particularly delighted with her awards which included the Gold certificate, the Best in Year and Best in School awards. Well done...

Nexus Welcomes New Students at Parents’ Event

By on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog |

We were delighted to be introducing the next cohort of Nexus students last night at our annual welcome evening. We are very proud of our close relationship with our students and their families, so when 21 future Nexus students arrived to receive their new Nexus badges it was exciting to see the Nexus family growing. The welcome event began with drinks and nibbles before Mr Ian Kenworthy, the Headteacher at Camborne Science and International Academy, began the formal part of the evening congratulating the students on their successful application to the Gifted STEM Programme and told them that the coming year was going to be very exciting for them. Dr Foster took over to introduce the Nexus ethos and explained the role that Nexus and the Gifted STEM programme play at CSIA. The students who are joining the Gifted STEM Programme will be presented with a huge array of opportunities and Dr...

Day Two Of The RVC Masterclass

By on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog |

The Royal Veterinary College Masterclass at Nexus entered day two yesterday and the participants were given no time to relax. The first session of the day was an Art Anatomy workshop, where the students were shown the different ways that anatomy has been represented through diagrams and drawings through history. After some practicing of their drawing skills they were guided through the process of anatomical drawing by Grace Sim, a member of the RVC admissions team and Cambridge graduate in Biology. The students used pencils to create intricate line drawings of a variety of animal skulls. The second session was run by Andrew Crook, head of Anatomy at the RVC. Andrew showed the students a variety of plastinated specimens of tissues from various animals, ranging from a horse’s heart and lung to an entire cow’s head! The students were taught how the plastination process works...