During the summer holidays sixteen young GCSE Astronomy students arrived at CSIA to collect their results from their first ever GCSE exam. These amazing students in Years 8 and 9 had worked for two years in their co-curricular time to learn everything from the features of the moon to the formation of stars. The course is demanding and aimed at students in Years 10 and 11, so for these Nexus students to be rewarded with amazing results is an exceptional achievement and testament to their hard work and determination.
The GCSE Astronomy course involved a number of night-time observations of the sky which were carried out at the VI Form centre one night last year with the students wrapped up warm waiting for the clouds to clear and the perfect image to be presented.
Special mention for Ollie T, Dylan F-S, Faith C, George B and Adam C who received the top grades of the group.
We were delighted with a 100% pass rate and would like to extend our thanks to Dr and Mrs Mackintosh whose help and guidance was invaluable for the students.