Nexus

Entry to Nexus Gifted Programmes for September 2019

By on Jan 8, 2019 in Blog |

If you have a Y6 child who will be sitting the Nexus Assessment for September 2019 entry to the Gifted Programme, then as you pin your new 2019 calendar to your kitchen wall, make sure you pencil this date in!  The Nexus Assessment will take place on Saturday 23rd March at the CSIA main campus, with Interviews held on 26th and 26th April. Full information about the assessment can be found here, but to register your interest in the Nexus Assessment at this stage, please contact reception@nexuscsia.co.uk. An information letter about the Assessment will be sent out with the CSIA Welcome Pack at the start of...

Welcome back to Nexus!

By on Jan 7, 2019 in Blog |

It was dark outside but light in our hearts as we arrived back at Nexus this morning. With such a lot to look forward to this term we’ve hit the ground running with our new co-curricular activities. This term we’re adding to the after-school enrichment offer with a number of exciting new experiences for the students. As well as firm favourites like the Escape Room, Mandarin, the Greenpower Car and the Lecture series, students can also get involved in Debating, have a Court Room Experience or learn how to make and operate an Amateur Radio. We’re also offering Advanced 3D Printing for those who want to take their CAD/CAM skills one step further. As well as all the opportunities after school, we have a number of big events coming up in the Nexus Calendar. The Cornwall Maths Olympiad will be held on the Nexus Campus on 25th January. Teams of talented Year 5 and 6...

Christmas Chemical Mix-Up at Super Saturday!

By on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog |

It was a Super Saturday at Nexus today, with a classful of Year 5 students enjoying a Chemistry workshop. A naughty elf had mixed up Mrs Claus’ cookie mixes and the children had to sort them out, as Santa can’t leave on Christmas Eve without first having his special Christmas biscuits. The investigation involved firstly achieving the coveted Bunsen burner licence, then testing five different white powders using flame tests, iodine, Benedicts’ solution and acetic acid.   At break time, lots of the children enjoyed a game of chess in the dining room at Nexus. Well done to all the groups, who worked out which was Mrs Claus’s real cookie mix. Christmas is...

Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad at Nexus

By on Nov 7, 2018 in Blog |

Nexus and CSIA are excited to announce the launch of the Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad. This event is for Year 5 and 6 pupils and will be held at Nexus on Friday 25th January 2019. The event is a one day celebration of Mathematics and will include workshops, talks and an exciting competition.  The aim of the Olympiad is to provide a competitive and exciting environment for the young mathematicians of Cornwall to share their love of the subject.  The competition itself will take place in the afternoon having been preceded by talks by Nexus’ passionate and enthusiastic team and workshops run by some of CSIA’s fantastic Mathematics department. Here’s an example of the sort of question the children will be solving. The Olympiad offers an opportunity for those young Mathematicians with a passion for challenge and discovery to take on teams from across the county in competitive...

Minister of State for School Standards declares Nexus and CSMS “wonderful”

By on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog |

News of the amazing success and positive impact of the Gifted Programmes at the Nexus campus has reached Parliament; last week we were delighted accommodate a request to visit from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for School Standards at the Department for Education. Nick travelled down from London especially to visit Nexus and CSMS to learn about the phenomenal things our students are doing and to see what lessons could be learnt from the approaches we are using to get the best from able learners. Nick was accompanied by George Eustice, the Member of Parliament for Camborne and Redruth. Nick and George were given a tour of the campus by Dr Foster, Mr Kenworthy and Mr Chapman and our visitors took a great interest learning how the Nexus programme is providing our students with a world class education. After lunch, both MPs were given the chance to meet several of our...