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...

Reflections on English at Net School

Year 11 have been thinking about their English Language course, now that they are coming up to their exams.  Here is Dr Sneddon and the class with their comments:   From Dr Sneddon: IGCSE English Language can often be seen as a hurdle to be overcome as it is one of the ‘compulsory’ subjects at this level.  My Year 11 class spent five minutes reviewing their course and I was very happy to discover that...

Let it Snow(don)!

Year 6 have been learning all about mountains, here is their teacher Mrs Dart with an insight to their topic and some great work that they have produced: “Our geography topic this term has been Mountains. We have found out how mountains form and learned the names of different mountains around the world. We found out how arduous and difficult it is to climb Mount Everest, not to mention how expensive.  We have looked at...

Science At Home!

This week, Year 6 have been looking at light, shadows and transparency in science.  Isla from Mrs Barry’s class has shown that being educated online is no barrier to carrying out practical science experiments!  Have a look at her fantastic results: By carrying out this experiment, we have worked out the following rules for shadows: - When the light source is above the object, the shadow will be very short. - When the light source is...

Amazing Places

Last term our Year 7 geographers started off by exploring maps. They gained map skills that they will use for the rest of their lives - grid references, map symbols, contours and scale. They made their own maps and models before turning to look at Google Earth. Students chose a place that they thought was amazing to share with the rest of the group, we didn’t want to keep such treasures to ourselves so here...