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...

Nearly ready for the New Term!

It's been a great summer for Net School! Our first cohort of IGCSE students achieved a great set of results at the end of August, coming in with 100% A* - B grades for those taught in class groups - a wonderful achievement for them and for their parents and teachers who have worked so hard to support them through their courses. We were also delighted to be mentioned in an interesting and postive article on the...

Summer Holiday Reading

Are you making the most of the summer holidays to catch up on all those books you've been meaning to read for ages? Our Net School Book Club members are using their break to read and review books from the list of eight included on the longlist for the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize and will be discussing all they've read at their first Book Club of the Autumn Term. If you would like to find out...

Technology is the Future!

Here at Net School we are excited to announce that from next term we will be helping our students to become the technology entrepreneurs of the future as we launch our new beginners' Coding Club! Free to students already studying with us, students will be working with Dr Ellie Nalson each week using scratch, a fun, free software designed at MIT to help children and young people learn to code. By the end of the term, club members should...

What will your New Year's Resolution be?

Christmas is over and the New Year is just around the corner. What will your New Year's Resolutions be? What will you do differently in 2015? Here at Net School we are looking forward to welcoming new students who are about to start their journey with us. We are also pleased to be able to offer our existing students the opportunity to make a difference to the world by learning about how to care for...

Half Term News

Time Flies!  It is already half term and Net School is delighted to report a great start to the new academic year. We now have 88 students and 17 teachers - based across fourteen countries - working together in their 'global classrooms' to explore a wide range of different subjects at levels from Primary Year 5 to IGCSE. In addition to academic studies, the popular Creative Writing Group and Survival Skills course are running again...