Department for Education praises “fantastic opportunities” at CSIA

By on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog |


Camborne Science and International Academy is proud of the superb results achieved by their students. Results in Maths and Science are particularly strong. In addition to excellent Maths and Science Departments on the main campus, CSIA’s specialist provision for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the most able at the Nexus campus has been identified by the Department of Education as a “wonderful, innovative opportunity” for our students. We recently hosted an all-day visit from Mr. Paul Kett, Director General of Education Standards at the DfE.

Mr Kett was particularly interested in the Gifted programmes on offer at Nexus and Cornwall School of Maths and Science; our VI Form provision for the most able in STEM. He highlighted the impact of the additional work that we carry out linking student learning to future careers and further study opportunities in STEM. Mr Kett visited both the main and Nexus campuses, meeting students, visiting lessons and learning about the enrichment programmes available at Nexus and Cornwall School of Maths and Science.

Mr Kett stated “From all I saw it is clear Nexus provides a wonderful, innovative opportunity for your students, within an already excellent setting of CSIA. The energy, enthusiasm and achievement of the Nexus pupils is a credit to you and all of your team.

I was very impressed with the standard and quality of teaching, and the obvious enthusiasm the pupils have for learning both within the classroom and beyond.

It was great to see the focus on the potential of all pupils and the range of ways in which you enabled them to further their learning. I was also delighted to hear about the work you were doing with primary schools to support and promote high quality primary science and mathematics teaching, and inspiring primary pupils – especially girls – of the fantastic opportunities of science.”

We are delighted that the impact of the Nexus programmes has been identified by the DfE, and hope to be able to support other Schools and Colleges to develop their own STEM provision. CSIA is hosting a further visit for the Director of STEM Education at the DfE later this term.