The Gifted STEM Programme gives the most able students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their understanding and application of STEM subjects through a bespoke STEM curriculum, which has been specially designed for the most able in these subjects.
In Years 7 and 8, students who are part of the Gifted STEM Programme study Science, Maths and Computing on the Nexus Campus with those who are the most able at these subjects. Their remaining time is spent studying all their other subjects on the main CSIA Campus.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, students on the Gifted STEM Programme are expected to study Triple Science alongside Computer Science with their other options. Students will spend an increasing amount of time studying on the Nexus Campus.
In Years 12 and 13, students are able to apply for the Nexus VI Programme. This bespoke programme prepares candidates for the most challenging courses at top universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, through an intensive personalised support programme. These students are likely to study on both Nexus and the main CSIA Campus.
Students of the Gifted STEM Programme are completely integrated into the life of the main school, with a tutor group on the main campus, and studying subjects other than Science and Maths with a variety of students, not just those from the Gifted Programme.