Manga High: Where Maths is Just a Game!

Following a successful trial, summer term sees the introduction of the games based learning tool Manga High into the mathematics courses at Net School. Used by over 5000 schools, Manga High has been developed with the support of Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE of Oxford University. Manga High uses competitive games to boost students’ engagement with maths. Divided into two sections, the website provides ‘Prodigy’ learning units for each aspect of the curriculum and arcade-style...

Feeling Creative?

As well as our primary. Key Stage 3 and IGSE courses, Net School also runs a number of online extra curricular clubs which are free for our students to attend. In the spring and summer terms of this year, our Creative Writing Club was run by the wonderful Karen Goodwin, a published poet who inspired our students with her own take on how to express themselves creatively. Here, she reflects on their time together... It...

Planning to Travel? Take Net School with You...

We are pleased to be recommended as a provider of distance education in this interesting article on home education from The Telegraph (16 August 2016). If you are considering 'home' education whilst on the move, why not get in touch to see how we might be able to support your children on their own learning journey? We will be delighted to hear from you. The Telegraph: We plan to travel and home school our son...

Five Brilliant Reasons to Study Latin!

It’s 2016, and people have come to question the relevancy of Latin in today’s society. By some accounts, it’s too obscure and/or difficult to bother with. However, Net School students are discovering for themselves that the reality is quite different. Here, one of of our amazing Latin students, Faith Thompson, explains five reasons why learning Latin remains a very rewarding and useful experience...   1) Latin improves your understanding of other languages... including your own Many of...

Code Clever!

We reported earlier in the year on some of the exciting projects that our Code Club members were working on. Now that we have reached the end of term, three keen coders would like to share what they have enjoyed most about their adventures in code! Phoebe (Year 10) I really enjoy what we’ve been doing in Code Club. I think I’ve learned a lot and I’m looking forward to learning more. I go to both...

Leaving their computers at home: Net School in Pompeii!

Last week, six intrepid Net School students, their teacher and their similarly intrepid parents headed away from their computers to Italy, to visit the amazing ruins at Pompeii. As part of our GCSE Classical Civilisation course the students have been studying the ancient Roman city through their online classes, but now we were going to actually visit the homes, streets and public buildings that we had so far only explored virtually. Armed with our knowledge of Pompeians and the society...

Code Club News!

Code Club is a free 'after school club' for our students. On alternate weeks we run Beginners' and Advanced sessions, both led by Dr Ellie Nalson. Here is what they have been up to this term! In Beginners Code Club this term we have been coding in scratch and have built a few different programs. We recently finished developing a game in which you must catch a number of witches who are flying around the...

The advantages of online schooling

Great article in the UK's 'Daily Mail' newspaper this week, featuring our very own Year 5 student, Reuben! If you feel that online schooling might be the solution you are looking for, then do get in touch by completing the contact form and see how we can help. Places are still available in selected subjects at all levels (including Year 5!) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3255618/Would-let-child-taught-home-computer-pupils-having-school-lessons-internet-turn-lonely-misfits.html...