Getting Hands On! Year 9 Science Practicals

At Net School we like to be as practical as we can when studying science.  Our students learn how to plan, carry out and draw conclusions from their experiments just as other students do studying in a physical school.  The only difference is that they carry out their experiments in the comfort of their own home! Year 9 have started this term by studying plants.  We have already looked at photosynthesis and will be moving...

Denis Coleman: Net School student and pop sensation!

We were excited this week to learn about former Net School student Denis Coleman's latest single release! Home education has enabled Denis to pursue his musical career and we think he is heading for great things! Read on to find out more... Pop sensation Denis Coleman broke into the public’s eye after touring with the Vamps on their Four Corners Tour of the UK. Since then, he’s toured Europe and is about to depart on...

A Midsummer Night's Interview...

Autumn leaves might be beginning to fall, but just to keep you in the summer mood a little while longer, here is some of the work our Year 6 class produced at the end of last term inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'... At the end of last year our Year 6 students dipped their toes in the literary world of Shakespeare!  Their task was to write the script of an interview with Nick Bottom,...

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...