Camborne Science & International Academy
Cornwall, United Kingdom
About Camborne Science & International Academy
Camborne Science & International Academy (CSIA) prides itself on being a school which 'Dares to be Different'. It is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall. As a school, we constantly ask the question 'How can we do better?' and we could never be described as being complacent. The school, which caters for students from Year 7 through to Sixth Form, is at the forefront of a number of major learning initiatives, actively encouraging innovative practices and is committed to raising standards of academic achievement for all. We believe that learning should be continued through life. Our aim is to provide an environment which is both stimulating and challenging so that when students leave this school they have acquired a thirst for further knowledge that may extend beyond their chosen area of study and remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Our mission is to consistently perform as an outstanding and exceptional learning community - we believe our students; staff and local community deserve the best, and make no apology for setting very high traditional standards as regards student behaviour. The staff at the school are conscientious, friendly and loyal, and show great commitment to our students and community.
As a school we currently hold International School Award status and we have developed exceptional International Science and Mathematics links with top schools in Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and South Korea. Recent collaboration has involved joint research projects, International Science and Mathematics fairs and competitions, as well as many significant student/staff visits and exchanges.
The VI Form Academy
Our VI Form offers a wide range of A-Levels and equivalent courses. We are fortunate to attract students who wish to follow an academic pathway from Camborne and other local schools. VI Form numbers are growing steadily but class sizes are still maintained at a level where individual support can be readily offered. Results are excellent with 84% students gaining A* - C in 2016 and the majority progressing on to university.
Nexus and the Gifted STEM Programme
The Nexus campus is a separate site and is home to CSIA’s Gifted STEM programme, a unique programme that offers students who are especially able in Science, Technology and Mathematics a chance to thrive and shine in their chosen field of study through a bespoke curriculum designed to engage and challenge gifted learners. Alongside this specially designed curriculum, students experience a rich co-curricular programme that complements the curriculum and deepens and develops the scholarship of these students. Our aim is to develop young learners who are able to pick and choose from the best courses at the very best Universities worldwide; young people who have a wealth of research experience from working with some of the best academics in their field of interest. These young people will be amongst those who devise the solutions for the most pressing problems faced by mankind, and Nexus will equip them for this bright future. We are particularly keen to encourage girls into the Gifted STEM Programme.
Camborne Science & International Academy is an exceptional school with an inspiring ethos, affording employees exciting career opportunities in an outstandingly attractive part of the country with a first-rate quality of life.