Nexus Liberal Arts Story Writing Competition

By on Jul 6, 2020 in Blog |

Calling all Year 5 Wordsmiths! We are inviting pupils from Year 5 to put pen to paper and write a 500 word story entitled The Door. Details are attached in the flyer. The 3 lucky winners will have the opportunity to read out their story, which will be posted here on our Nexus Website. The overall winner will also be interviewed by award-winning author, Patrick Gale, and win a Writing Award for their school. To help you get started, Patrick Gale has very kindly offered his top writing tips. He has written several renowned novels and is passionate about getting young people writing creatively. Please watch his video below. Completed entries should be emailed to Dr Cate McGovern – by Monday 7th September. “Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.” ― Stephen King...

Nexus Liberal Arts – Exciting New Provision for our Gifted Students

By on Jul 5, 2020 in Blog |

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new programme, The Nexus Liberal Arts, which begins in September this year. We are passionate about enriching and challenging our gifted students and the NLA provision will complement the STEM strand at Nexus in fulfilling this ambition. The term ‘liberal arts’ has been used for centuries. With its roots in classical antiquity, it was considered to be fundamental in shaping the individual for their place within society. More recently, it is the name given to a prestigious degree which encompasses subjects within the arts and humanities.  The NLA strand at Nexus incorporates English, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities. Our NLA subjects allow students to learn in a highly academic environment that provides an intellectual grounding and privileges critical thinking. Our ambition is that all our Nexus students will become highly...