Co-curricular Programme

The co-curricular programme at Nexus is second to none.  There is a wealth of co-curricular activities on offer on Monday to Thursday.

Mission Statement

The broad enrichment co-curricular programme at Nexus complements learning in the academic curriculum to provide each student with a skill set that will support them in their future. A combination of academic and co-curricular learning increases the willingness to take risks, develops social interaction, boosts confidence and enhances the development of leadership skills.

Providing these opportunities enables the students to face new challenges in an environment where risk – taking is encouraged and supported. It will prepare them for higher education and the world of work through developing skills.

The students can learn to work in teams and take initiative. This will help to produce well –rounded individuals who believe in themselves, take responsibility for their actions, plan and organise themselves, be pro-active and be persistent.

If you have any questions or queries about the co – curricular programme then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01209712280 or

Co-curricular Programme

Academic Lectures –

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be part of the Academic Leacture programme. This amazing experience will give you the chance to listen, broaden your knowledge and ask questions to Academic Lecturers from a variety of different fields. You will be required to attend at least six lectures over the course of the academic year. These will be advertised in advance and you will spend time preparing for the lecture through research and devising questions. After the lecture has been completed you will then work with your group creating a scientific poster on the lecture which inspired you the most and what you found out. The very best will be displayed in The Hive and there will be an opportunity to present your work in assembly.

First Aid Qualification –

The First Aid at Work training course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider ; giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. Within this course you will learn about the following: Asthma, CPR, Recovery Position, Strokes, Shock, Diabetes and many more illnesses.

At the end of the course you will have an assessment which will be scenario based and you will be assessed on a variety of different skills. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a ‘Nexus First Aid Certificate’ and Badge; which can be worn on the left lapel.

Skills Development –

This four-week programme is designed to prepare you for your semester tests, mock exams and terminal exams at the end of your course. This is a valuable opportunity which is critical to your studies.

Enquiry Based Project –

This will allow you to work in a small group and complete an Enquiry Based project on a topic of your choice. You will be given guidance from your teacher and will complete the whole research proccess. You will then present your Enquiry Based Project at the Science Fair in the summer term.

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Tuesday Strategic Chess League in Association with Cornwall Chess

Camborne Theatre Company in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Dragons Den

Sport Clubs

Mandarin Week B only

Marine Biology Research Project in collaboration with Shaftesbury High School, Canada

Compulsory Science (Year 9 only)

Beginners Philosophy Club

RAF Combined Cadet Force (Application Process)

Leadership Opportunities with STEM Primary Workshops

Mock Trials

Homework Club

Wednesday Bronze Crest Award

D of E Bronze Award


Compulsory Science (Year 10 only)


Youth Speaks


Sports Club

Eco – Committee

Homework Club

Thursday Fencing

Green Power in partnership with RNAS Culdrose

Book Club – Kyber Youth Books

Logic Games


Mandarin Week A only

Marine Biology and Environmental Science in Association with Beach Rangers

Further Maths Qualification

Ten Tors

Sports Clubs

Homework Club

VI Form at the Cornwall School of Maths and Science

CSMS students can use the facilities at Nexus to carry out their own research to earn an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Students who are candidates for Oxford and Cambridge or Medical or Veterinary degrees are prepared for entry examinations through a comprehensive programme of tutorials encompassing the BMAT, UKCAT, STEP and NatSci assessments.

In addition to this an academic lecture series runs throughout the year. More details can be found here.