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By Will Stark, Head of Science

Blog published 1st December 2015 | Category: New College Worcester

When working in science with students who are visually impaired, we have to think of ways to make concepts which are often visual into a medium that is meaningful.

The Year 10 Additional Science Group have been learning about the Carbon Cycle by making tactile representations. First the concept was discussed in class as an introduction to the topic. Labels were prepared in large print and braille to use as memory prompts and to use as an integral part of their tactile work. The models were then constructed using plastic trays as the background and blu tack and wikki stix to make the elements.

An area in the top right marked out as a starting point, separating factors which add or remove carbon from the atmosphere.

This method all... read more »

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By Kieran Page – Former Head Boy

Blog published 14th September 2015 | Category: New College Worcester

When thinking about starting at NCW in 2012, a lot was going through my head, and I wasn't able to answer the questions in my mind until I got here. Well hopefully this blog will help someone looking at coming here in the next year or two.

Moving away from home for the first time is daunting, and there was a lot on my mind when I first arrived. This is something that every new student is going through, so don’t worry, getting to know everyone around you is a great way to settle in, especially as current students and staff are very helpful when it comes to finding your way around or making new friends.

If you are worried about making friends here then relax, you’re going to be living with the people that you will eventually call yo... read more »

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By Lorna Phillips - Marketing Manager

Blog published 1st May 2015 | Category: New College Worcester

NCW Family Days are a great way for people to get involved if considering a school like NCW for the future. Family days are an informal and relaxed way for parents or carers to come along with their children (and granny and grandpa if you like!) and get a feel for the school, the teachers and the care staff. Younger and older siblings are all welcome and we try and have activities that will appeal across different ages.

The days typically involve a quick welcome from the Principal over coffee and tea, and then flexible time where families can tour the school and houses, or participate in fun activities. In previous Family Days there have been crafts to get involved with, pony rides, archery lessons, laser tag, ani... read more »

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