Why I love Net School...

This week, one of our IGCSE English students has written our blog, to tell you why they love Net School... Last year, my class (IGCSE English) and our teacher did a project. Each of us picked a picture, and then we all wrote three pieces of writing inspired by it over the period of five weeks. There was a great variety of pictures chosen – an old violin, a fairy tale setting and a painting...

Online schooling: What's not to like?

Our KS3 Science teacher, Soraiya Humby, reflects on just how great working and learning online can be... I’ve made my children’s lunches, got the washing on and done the school run and now I am back home sitting at my desk with a cup of tea and toast ready to start my lessons! My students arrive one by one, chatting about their weekend adventures or discussing ideas for homework.  Many will still be in their...

"A high quality education in an uplifting and stimulating environment"

In the summer term, we were delighted to welcome Mr David Horton, a trainee science teacher, to Net School. Mr Horton is currently completing his PGCE with the University of Wales and joined us for his 'Enhancement Experience' placement. During his time with Net School, Mr Horton observed classes in our science department and ran a fun and engaging Science Project Club for our Key Stage 3 students. It was a pleasure to have him as part...

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...