Experimental Poems!

Mrs Humby explains her creative approach to science.... Year 8 Science have been looking at how to carry out scientific investigations.  They have discussed how to be safe and carry out risk assessments as well as planning a fair test.  To finish off the topic we looked at the use of bunsen burners and I challenged the class top come up with some poems in a specific style to describe what experiments mean to them:...

Vacancy: Online Teacher of IGCSE Computer Science (Start Sept 2019)

Net School has a vacancy for a UK qualified teacher of Computer Science with experience teaching up to at least IGCSE level (and ideally A Level), to commence teaching with us from September 2019. - The successful candidate will take on our Year 10 and Year 11 computer science classes, working towards the CIE IGCSE Computer Science specification. - Applicants should have experience of teaching coding and should ideally have a working knowledge of Python. -...

Learn a language and have fun while you do it!

What better way to learn a language than having fun whilst practising it? How many of you will be confidently be speaking a foreign language on your summer holidays? This week, our Spanish teacher, Ms Bullock, tells us more about our Spanish Speaking Club:  Did you know that Spanish is a phonetic language so, unlike English, it is written exactly as it sounds?  Once you have learnt the twelve pronunciation rules that are different to...

Wellbeing at Net School

At Net School we like to make sure that we are looking after our student’s welfare as well as their academics: Wellbeing club is a friendly, informal way of keeping up with the latest ways to keep yourself well.  This term we have talked a lot about mental health difficulties, which are likely to affect us all at some point in our lives.  We have discussed many aspects of mental health and have learnt strategies...

Science Breakfast Club

We have had a successful start to our Science Breakfast Club! In the first half of this term, participants have researched and debated developments in GM Technology, alternatives to plastics and space tourism. Next half term we will be investigating recent and historical scientific developments and debating the evidence between modern medicine and alternative treatments.  Students in Year 9, 10 and 11 are welcome to join us for an interesting and thought-provoking start to their day. We...

Oscar is a viral slime superstar!

Great to see how online schooling can enable students to pursue their passions and develop their careers. We were excited to read this recent profile of Net School IGCSE student Oscar in The Guardian - with the UK's biggest online slime shop and almost 800,000 Instagram followers, he is a genuine slime superstar! 'I came out of regular school last July, mainly because I was travelling a lot and it just didn’t work with my...

Science Practical Residential Trip

In the Easter holidays, our Head of Maths and Science, Dr Ellie Nalson, met with sixteen Net School IGCSE students in Cambridge for three days of teaching and practical science experiments. The sessions took place in the laboratories of Cambridge Regional College and consisted of a day of physics, a day of chemistry, a day of biology and an evening trip to the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy to hear a talk on black holes and...

Science Week at Net School

Before the Easter break, Net School was celebrating British Science Week, so here is Mrs Humby to tell you a bit about what we have been doing! Geography and science have many cross-curricula links, and our Year 7 and 10 geographers have been studying natural hazards, looking at issues associated with earthquakes, how we can predict them and how different countries respond to hazardous environments.  Years 8 and 11 have been looking into different aspects...