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Ben Page Lecture

21st September 2017

Ben Page Lecture

Ben Page, the Chief Executive of polling company IPSOS MORI, visited NCS students to discuss the ways in which data and statistics gives industry insights into a population’s thoughts and values.

NCS Science students visit CERN

18th September 2017

NCS Science students visit CERN

2017 Induction: A Cambridge experience

5th September 2017

2017 Induction: A Cambridge experience

Our 2017 induction took our entire new cohort to Cambridge University for a day of lectures from professors, a talk on applying and exploring around the town.

2017 Induction: Critical Thinking sessions

4th September 2017

2017 Induction: Critical Thinking sessions

Critical Thinking sessions started our new cohort’s NCS Induction

2017 Induction: Industry masterclasses

4th September 2017

2017 Induction: Industry masterclasses

NCS Induction continued with masterclasses from researchers and industry professionals.

Silver and Bronze awards for students at the Biology Olympiad

7th August 2017

Silver and Bronze awards for students at the Biology Olympiad

Science project in Japan

28th July 2017

Science project in Japan

Science students spent a week travelling Japan and working on a project with leading Japanese professors and students.

Science project at Cambridge University with Japanese Students

18th July 2017

Science students spent a week working alongside Japanese students on a science project at Cambridge University.

Medical placements over the summer

17th July 2017

Placements at NHS hospitals were arranged for over 15 students this summer – bringing the total to over 40 for the year.

Workshop at credit ratings firm Moodys

13th July 2017

Politics students spend the day at Parliament

7th July 2017

Politics students spend the day at Parliament

English students see a new production of Hamlet

6th July 2017

English students see a new production of Hamlet

Humanities trip to the USA

4th July 2017

Humanities trip to the USA

NCS students spent a week touring the USA to learn about the politics, history and culture of the United States. Starting in Washington DC with a tour of the White House and political buildings with a senator, students then travelled to New York where they

Attended Greenwich Maths Fair

27th June 2017

Surgery workshop

20th June 2017

Surgery workshop

Higher Education day at UCL

20th June 2017

All Year 12 students spent the day at UCL learning about higher education, courses and the application process.

Law placement in Abu Dhabi

9th June 2017

Law placement in Abu Dhabi

Two NCS students earned themselves places on our Abu Dhabi work placement at White and Case LLP. They experienced a week learning about the work of an international law firm and also experienced life and culture of the local area.

Leading epigenetic researcher Nessa Carey visits NCS Biologists

19th April 2017

Leading epigenetic researcher Nessa Carey visits NCS Biologists

Read the students’ view and watch the full video here.

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan delivers lecture to NCS students

20th March 2017

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan delivers lecture to NCS students

Read a full report and watch and see photos here.

An audience with Professor Stephen Hawking for NCS Students

6th March 2017

An audience with Professor Stephen Hawking for NCS Students

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NCS students shine at the Frankly Speaking Debating Competition

3rd March 2017

NCS students shine at the Frankly Speaking Debating Competition

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NCS student session with Harvard’s Professor Michael Sandel

2nd March 2017

NCS student session with Harvard’s Professor Michael Sandel

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Religious Studies Lecture as part of weekly supervisions

3rd February 2017

Religious Studies Lecture as part of weekly supervisions

Year 12 students visited West Hatch School for a lecture and lively discussion on Animal Ethics with Carl Frayne Dao, a PhD candidate from the University of Cambridge as part of our weekly Philosophy and Religious Studies supervisions.

UCL’s Dr Ghag delivers lecture on groundbreaking dark matter research

19th January 2017

UCL’s Dr Ghag delivers lecture on groundbreaking dark matter research

UCL’s Dr Ghag delivers lecture on groundbreaking dark matter research

NCS Alumni Samiya Malik secures place at Harvard Law’s Summer School

19th January 2017

NCS Alumni Samiya Malik secures place at Harvard Law’s Summer School

Student Jamal Ahmad secures place on PwC ‘Flying start degree programme’

17th January 2017

Student Jamal Ahmad secures place on PwC ‘Flying start degree programme’

Record number of students receive Oxbridge offers

13th January 2017

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LSE Undergraduates deliver subject specific tutorials for Y12 students.

11th January 2017

LSE Undergraduates deliver subject specific tutorials for Y12 students.

LSE Undergraduates deliver subject specific tutorials for Y12 students.

Y13 student Sadia secures place on Merit360 New York Programme

8th January 2017

Y13 student Sadia secures place on Merit360 New York Programme where she’ll work on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Medical Work Experience shadowing an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Barnet

20th December 2016

Medical Work Experience shadowing an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Barnet

Medical Work Experience shadowing an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Barnet

NCS wins Best Delegation at Model UN

14th December 2016

NCS wins Best Delegation at Model UN

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Student Mohammed Kheri secures an engineering work placement with Airbus in Bristol

14th December 2016

Student Mohammed Kheri secures an engineering work placement with Airbus in Bristol

UCL Tutorial programme starts

8th December 2016

UCL Tutorial programme starts

NCS Alumni Tayyiba (QMW, Dentistry) returns to run a Dentistry Masterclass

8th December 2016

NCS Alumni Tayyiba (QMW, Dentistry) returns to run a Dentistry Masterclass

Student’s published on Cambridge University Science Blog

1st December 2016

Student’s published on Cambridge University Science Blog

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Science students attend talk at CERN, Geneva

28th November 2016

Science students attend talk at CERN, Geneva

Students visited CERN in Geneva and attended a talk by Dr Vincent Smith from Bristol University’s Physics Department

Students visit Geneva Science Museum

27th November 2016

Students visit Geneva Science Museum

Students visit Geneva Science Museum

Cultural FriYAY – Visit to the Wellcome Collection

25th November 2016

Cultural FriYAY – Visit to the Wellcome Collection

Cultural FriYAY – Visit to the Wellcome Collection

The Curious Incident of Maths in the Daytime

25th November 2016

The Curious Incident of Maths in the Daytime

Students visited the show “The Curious Incident..” for a series of lectures about the maths in the book and stage show

NCS Alumni Amna Kheri (UCL, Medicine) returns for NCS MedPrep sessions

24th November 2016

NCS Alumni Amna Kheri (UCL, Medicine) returns for NCS MedPrep sessions

NCS Alumni Amna Kheri (UCL, Medicine) returns for NCS MedPrep sessions

NHS Enrichment & Opportunities workshop

18th November 2016

NHS Enrichment & Opportunities workshop

NHS Enrichment & Opportunities workshop

Humanities Week – Costume day

17th November 2016

Humanities Week – Costume day

Humanities Week – Costumes day

UCL STEM Engineering Masterclass at Bloomberg

17th November 2016

UCL STEM Engineering Masterclass at Bloomberg

UCL STEM Masterclass at Bloomberg

Oxford Lecturer David Acheson Lectures on Applied Mathematics

15th November 2016

Oxford Lecturer David Acheson Lectures on Applied Mathematics

Oxford Lecturer David Acheson Lectures on Applied Mathematics

Soft Skills Workshop by CMS Law

15th November 2016

Soft Skills Workshop by CMS Law

Soft Skills Workshop

Humanities Week – London challenge

14th November 2016

Humanities Week – London challenge

Humanities Week – London challenge

NCS Student Sadia speaks at the House of Commons Dispatch box

11th November 2016

NCS Student Sadia speaks at the House of Commons Dispatch box

Watch Saadia’s speech here

Lecture – Evan Davis on Economics, Politics and the Dragons!

11th November 2016

Lecture – Evan Davis on Economics, Politics and the Dragons!

Evan Davis – presenter of Dragons Den and chief anchor on the BBC’s Newsnight – spent an hour with NCS students to talk about current affairs and the history that led us here. He also answered students questions on any topic.

Higher Education Interview Prep with NCS Alumni

10th November 2016

Higher Education Interview Prep with NCS Alumni

We were delighted to welcome back NCS Alumni Amna (Medicine at UCL) and Tayyiba (Dentistry at Parts) to run an interview prep session for our current Year 13 students.

Lecture – Alice Bentinck MBE

2nd November 2016

Lecture – Alice Bentinck MBE

Click here to watch this lecture and find out the student view.

Robotics club at Kings College London

2nd November 2016

Robotics club at Kings College London

Robotics club at Kings College London

Discussion with Stephen Simon – playwright and actor

31st October 2016

Discussion with Stephen Simon – playwright and actor

English Lit students discussed ‘A Dolls House’ with playwright and actor Stephen Simon

Soft Skills Workshop

21st October 2016

On the 21st October Barclays facilitated a soft skills workshop for our students. Students were given exposure to what life would be like working in a leaving bank right at the heart of the city. They also worked on leadership and communication skills through a

Royal Courts of Justice

20th October 2016

On the 20th October NCS students visited one of the leading law firms in the world to gain a hands on experience of what life would be like as a lawyer. They also had the opp to visit the royal courts of justice where they watched

Lecture – Anthony Thomson (founder of Metro Bank)

20th October 2016

Lecture – Anthony Thomson (founder of Metro Bank)

Watch this lecture and find out the student’s view by clicking here.

Careers and network evening at Deloitte

17th October 2016

Careers and network evening at Deloitte

On the evening of the 17th October students were invited to Deloitte where they were networking with key professionals, listened to talks about expert in there fields and were informed about the opportunities available at Deloitte as a school leaver and graduate! Thank you to

Students chosen for PwC Classroom programme 2016/17

17th October 2016

Students chosen for PwC Classroom programme 2016/17

On the 17th October 7 students were selected for the two year pwc classroom session. The first session outlined the key soft skills, interview techniques and roles the firm offered for school leavers! Well done to our new cohort for securing a position on the

Biology Week – DNA extraction workshop

14th October 2016

Biology Week – DNA extraction workshop

Biology Week – Frog Dissection

13th October 2016

Biology Week – Frog Dissection

Biology Week – Beast and Bugs session

12th October 2016

Biology Week – Beast and Bugs session

1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

12th October 2016

The ‘Philosophy and Theatre’ Super Curriuclum students went to the West End to see Headlong Theatre’s production of ‘1984’. There were six students and we saw a matinee. We’re going to analyse the philosophical questions raised by the play in class.

Maths Masterclass on Number Theory with Dr Vicky Neale, University of Oxford

11th October 2016

Maths Masterclass on Number Theory with Dr Vicky Neale, University of Oxford

Ten students took part in round one of The Maths Olympiad for Girls

11th October 2016

Ten students took part in round one of The Maths Olympiad for Girls

Duke of Edinburgh awards trip

8th October 2016

Duke of Edinburgh awards trip

Cultural FriYAY – Visiting the National Portrait Gallery

7th October 2016

As part of a series of cultural activities that students can take part in on Friday afternoons

#LoveLondon – Theatre outing to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

6th October 2016

#LoveLondon – Theatre outing to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

#LoveLondon – Theatre outing to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Biology Week – Bio Bake Off

6th October 2016

Biology Week – Bio Bake Off

Harvard Alumni visit to discuss studying in the USA

5th October 2016

Lecture Programme – Thomas Reilly

26th September 2016

Lecture Programme – Thomas Reilly

Thomas became Special International Government Relations Adviser at Shell in August 2015, having worked as Head of Shell UK’s Government Relations Team for three years. Prior to joining Shell, Thomas worked in the FCO for 14 years, his last posting before joining Shell was as Deputy

Trip to The Science Museum to watch a lecture “From class to contest” about the Maths of the Maths Olympiad

26th September 2016

English Literature trip to Manchester

22nd September 2016

English Literature students visited Manchester to see Maxine Peake in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre and visit Chetham’s library

Trip to see A Streetcar Named Desire in Manchester

22nd September 2016

Trip to see A Streetcar Named Desire in Manchester

A day trip to Manchester to see one of the English Lit set texts “A Streetcar Named Desire” being performed on stage.

Y13 Students receive support and preparation on BMAT paper

19th September 2016

Harvard University Book Prize awarded to Y13 student Tafsia

15th September 2016

Harvard University Book Prize awarded to Y13 student Tafsia

2016 Induction – Visit too and lectures at Cambridge University

13th September 2016

2016 Induction – Visit too and lectures at Cambridge University

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2016 Induction – Critical Thinking skills sessions

5th September 2016

2016 Induction – Critical Thinking skills sessions

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2016 Induction – Industry and Career workshops

5th September 2016

2016 Induction – Industry and Career workshops

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NCS Biologists win Gold and Silver prizes in the Physiological Science of Life Competition

14th July 2016

NCS Biologists win Gold and Silver prizes in the Physiological Science of Life Competition

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Emerging Talent Trip to America

11th July 2016

Emerging Talent Trip to America

Click here to read more about this trip to America to discover more about American politics. Includes guided tours by Washington officials, time in a senate hearing and a visit to the United Nations.

Law Work Placement in Abu Dhabi

3rd July 2016

Law Work Placement in Abu Dhabi

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Dr Greg Campbell gives an insight into University Admissions

3rd March 2016

Mr Ismail announces – Close to 95% of first cohort of NCS students holding offers from Russell Group universities

3rd March 2016

Luciano Rila – Maths educator at UCL – delivers session on Adventures in Topolgy

1st March 2016

UCL’s Dr Greg Campbell tells NCS students about the brain

1st March 2016

UCL’s Dr Greg Campbell tells NCS students about the brain

Hussain Manawer talks to students on why he’ll be going into space

29th February 2016

Hussain Manawer talks to students on why he’ll be going into space

Video coming soon!

Geography residential trip

11th February 2016

Geography residential trip

High level entrance exam questions being tackled by NCSstudents with support from @UCLEngEdu mentors.

10th February 2016

High level entrance exam questions being tackled by NCSstudents with support from @UCLEngEdu mentors.

Humanities Week 2016 – London Treasure Hunt

10th February 2016

Humanities Week 2016 – London Treasure Hunt

Humanities Week 2016: The BIG debate

9th February 2016

Humanities Week 2016: The BIG debate

Humanities Week 2016 begins!

8th February 2016

Humanities Week 2016 begins!

Humanities Week 2016: Students perform their own version of Hamlet

8th February 2016

Humanities Week 2016: Students perform their own version of Hamlet

Dr Tony Gardiner founder of UKMT lectures on ‘Geometry of a Sphere’

5th February 2016

Dr Tony Gardiner founder of UKMT lectures on ‘Geometry of a Sphere’

Student presentations at Price Waterhouse Coopers session

4th February 2016

Student presentations at Price Waterhouse Coopers session

NCS students shadow policy advisor to Secretary of State for Health

4th February 2016

NCS students shadow policy advisor to Secretary of State for Health

At the start of February, NCS students spent a week shadowing a policy advisor at the Department of Health to see the various roles involved in running a government department and understand the other side of our NHS. Click here to read more about this.

Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty) delivers lecture to NCS students

1st February 2016

Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty) delivers lecture to NCS students

Click here to find out more and watch Shami’s lecture

George McGavin delivers biology lecture to students

26th January 2016

George McGavin delivers biology lecture to students

Entomologist, former Oxford lecturer and TV presenter George McGavin returned to The NCS to deliver another fantastic lecture on the wonderful world of bugs and insects.

Visit to SOAS University of London for debates

24th January 2016

Visit to SOAS University of London for debates

Students visit Parliament

14th January 2016

Students visit Parliament

NCS students visited Parliament as a guest of our MP Stephen Timms to take part in a politics workshop and witness a house of commons debate. You can read more about this on the Newham Recorder website here.

F1 challenge launch

13th January 2016

F1 challenge launch

Students taking part in the formula one design challenge for schools took part in a launching workshop with mentors from UCL Engineering. With guidance and advice they started working on initial designs for their entries.

LSE mentoring

13th January 2016

Students met and worked with their mentors from LSE

LSE tutoring

13th January 2016

Tutors from LSE assisted our students in their A Level preparation

UCL Mathematics tutorial scheme

13th January 2016

Lecture – Life as a cell biologist

12th January 2016

Lecture – Life as a cell biologist

Dr Christina Philippeos delivered a talk to students about her career, scientific projects and what life as a cell biologist is like.

Sir Vince Cable speaks at The NCS

9th December 2015

Sir Vince Cable speaks at The NCS

Sir Vince Cable met NCS Politics, History and Economic students to discuss his career, the coalition government and the economic crisis. Click here to watch the full speech and see the student reaction to his visit.

UCL tutoring

9th December 2015

An advanced mathematics programme that we will run from January to March. UCL tutors came in on 9th December and  the majority of them met the NCS students involved. There will be 8 sessions where UCL tutors will work with 3 of our students on

Mathematics Inspiration lecture

3rd December 2015

30 NCS students attended the Inspiration show at Shaftsbury theatre on 3rd December. The show involved three interactive talks by some of the countries most engaging maths speakers, including Matt Parker discussing adventures in the fourth dimension.

LSE tutoring

2nd December 2015

Selected students met their LSE tutors on 2nd December. Tutoring will take place for 10 weeks in either 1-1 or 2-1 groups and will begin in January. It will be in the following subjects: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English, Geography and Government and Politics.

LECTURE: Derek Mills inspires NCS students

25th November 2015

LECTURE: Derek Mills inspires NCS students

Inspirational speaker Derek Mills visited NCS students to deliver session to NCS students. During his hour with us he spoke about what led him to change his working life and adopt a philosophy based around standards. His session had something for everybody and my students are

Bar Mock Trial Competition

21st November 2015

Bar Mock Trial Competition

On Sat 21st November Year 12 students participated in the national Bar Mock Trial Competition hoping to reach the national finals having been London Finalists last year. The Competition gives students who are considering a career in law an opportunity to engage in a mock

PWC Classroom

20th November 2015

On Friday students attended the second session of PWC Classroom. They were first introduced to a partner of the firm who gave them an insight into the Tax and Audit industry. The students were later put in groups to develop team building skills with other

Simon Singh delivers a lecture for NCS maths students

16th November 2015

Simon Singh delivers a lecture for NCS maths students

On Monday 16th November 2015, acclaimed science and maths author Simon Singh visited students at The NCS to deliver a talk based on his interests and works. Click here to read a full report and watch a video.

NCS Ambassador Masterclasses

7th November 2015

NCS Ambassador Masterclasses

On Sat 7th November NCS students attended masterclasses delivered by our Ambassadors.  The different masterclasses that ran were; Banking & Finance, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Politics & International Relations, Law and a general workshop on careers advice and soft skills development. Students had an opportunity to find

Students take part in the Senior Maths Challenge

5th November 2015

Kings College Robotic Classes

4th November 2015

Kings College Robotic Classes

18 NCS students took part in 4 KCL robotics workshops which took place in KLC robotics labs. Students worked on creating a robot which with a variety of sensors and not only put together the hardware but also had a first taste of coding.

Art Super Curriculum visits Tate Modern

4th November 2015

Art Super Curriculum visits Tate Modern

Students who are currently undertaking the History of Art Super Curriculum course went to the Tate Modern to explore the modern art collection the gallery has and to see some of the Pop Art pieces that we have been studying in our sessions. In the photo they’re

Law skills at CMS Cameron McKenna

2nd November 2015

Law skills at CMS Cameron McKenna

On 2nd November 2015 NCS students visited the palatial new offices of CMS Cameron McKenna, an international law firm specialising in commercial and corporate law. Students had the privilege of working with qualified solicitors on a mock negotiation exercise where they had to act for

KPMG Mentoring Scheme

2nd November 2015

KPMG Mentoring Scheme

On 2nd November 9 lucky students were shortlisted for interview by KPMG for a competitive mentoring programme run exclusively for NCS students. Students faced difficult questions on why they should be selected, what they could offer KPMG and what they knew about consulting and tax.

NCS students spend a week learning about Family Law at Copperstone Solicitors

28th October 2015

Our Law Scholars were treated to a week of work experience at a London Solicitor Firm specialising in family law. Students undertook research on key areas of law, prepared client bundles ready for court, drafted client care letters and attended court. Students are now preparing

Students given work placements at leading London Dental Practice courtesy of the NCS

27th October 2015

Over the half term break several lucky NCS students spent some time at a leading private Dental Practice gaining valuable experience shadowing highly qualified dentists. Students were able to review patients’ files, discuss possible treatment as well as sit in on the recommended surgery. Our

NCS Students Shadowing Consultants at a London Hospital

26th October 2015

As part of our Emerging Talent Programme six NCS students had the privilege of shadowing a group of consultant doctors over the half term break. Students gained first-hand experience of what life is like for a doctor in a very busy radiology department as well

Students attend workshops at White and Case LLP

20th October 2015

Students attend workshops at White and Case LLP

Students attended workshops at White and Case LLP and even got to see a live court case with the 2nd highest Lord justice in England

Biology Week – Crystal Maze challenge

19th October 2015

Biology Week – frog dissection

16th October 2015

Biology Week – hands on with bugs!

15th October 2015

Biology Week – hands on with bugs!

Lecture Programme – Jonathan Portes talks economics & the EU referendum

14th October 2015

Lecture Programme – Jonathan Portes talks economics & the EU referendum

Read more about this here http://www.thencs.co.uk/2015/10/22/jonathan-portes-discusses-economics-eu-referendum-ncs-lecture-video/

NCS students stand for Young Mayor of Newham vote

14th October 2015

NCS students stand for Young Mayor of Newham vote

Student Psychology Lectures

13th October 2015

Student Psychology Lectures

On the 13th of October, Y12 and 13 Psychology students visited Royal Holloway University of London for the  Students Psychology Lectures. Students were able to see undergraduate  work and attend mini lectures on social psychology. Students had the chance to interact with students and lecturers

Biology Week – DNA Extraction workshop

13th October 2015

Biology Week – DNA Extraction workshop

Biology Week – EyeMax Lecture

12th October 2015

Biology Week – EyeMax Lecture

Biology Week – NCS students reach national final vote!

12th October 2015

Biology Week – NCS students reach national final vote!

Alongside our own competition for the best Biology Bake, NCS students Lily & Nicola made it through to the final national vote for best #biobake.

Harvard University visit & advise on studying in the USA

8th October 2015

Harvard University visit & advise on studying in the USA

Soft Skills – Barclays delivery a workshop on improving your CV

7th October 2015

English Literature students watch Hamlet at The Barbican

7th October 2015

English Literature students watch Hamlet at The Barbican

Investment banking workshop at Barclays

5th October 2015

Investment banking workshop at Barclays

Lord Mayors Deputy Sheriff Charles Bowman speaks to NCS students at KPMG

30th September 2015

Lord Mayors Deputy Sheriff Charles Bowman speaks to NCS students at KPMG

Nadia wins Principal’s Prize for Maths

30th September 2015

Nadia wins Principal’s Prize for Maths

You can read her essay here http://www.thencs.co.uk/2015/09/25/principals-prize-maths-read-winning-essay/

Medics work with NCS on UCAS personal statements

25th September 2015

Medics work with NCS on UCAS personal statements

One to one UCAS advice with Into University

23rd September 2015

One to one UCAS advice with Into University

Year 12 Induction – A day at Oxford University

4th September 2015

Year 12 Induction – A day at Oxford University

Read more about this and watch video here http://www.thencs.co.uk/2015/09/11/welcoming-new-year-12-students-induction-video-photos/

Year 12 Induction – Industry Masterclasses

3rd September 2015

Year 12 Induction – Industry Masterclasses

Read more about this and watch video here http://www.thencs.co.uk/2015/09/11/welcoming-new-year-12-students-induction-video-photos/

Japan Trip

25th July 2015

Japan Trip

A team of NCS students visited Japan to take part in a multi-national science project that consisted of workshops and research with Japanese students. Year 13 student Hiba said of the trip, “As far as experiences go, this is one that I will never forget.

Vanderbilt University students visit The NCS

9th July 2015

Vanderbilt University students visit The NCS

We had the pleasure to host teachers and students from Vanderbilt University in the USA which is ranked in the top 20 of US Universities. Students had an opportunity to discuss the similarities and differences between the two educational systems as well as find out

Business Analysis workshop at Moodys

9th July 2015

Business Analysis workshop at Moodys

Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. A group of NCS students attended a day long workshop at Moodys and pitched business proposals at the end of

Physics Students visit a Particle Accelerator

8th July 2015

Physics Students visit a Particle Accelerator

NCS Physics students visited the Harwell Campus, which includes STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, on an educational open day. Physics students visited the Rutherford Appleton Lab, where they had a guided tour of the Diamond Light source – using X rays to probe the inner secrets

KPMG visit for NCS Banking & Finance Scholars

8th July 2015

KPMG visit for NCS Banking & Finance Scholars

On 8th July 2015 our Banking & Finance Scholars were invited to KPMG, one of the world’s leading accountancy firms to learn more about the role of their Treasury department. The session was led by a KPMG partner and an expert in the field who

Into University Workshop on Personal Statements

7th July 2015

Into University Workshop on Personal Statements

On the 7th July Into University hosted a personal statement workshop at the NCS. This session gave our students the opportunity to realise which skills, achievements and experiences universities are looking for and how they can evidence these in their personal statement.

Banking Careers Advice (workshop)

6th July 2015

Banking Careers Advice (workshop)

A programme running over two sessions welcomed the Head of Client Analytics for EMEA Commercial Banking and the Head of Corporate Finance and Syndications from Citi to give our students an overview of a career in Banking and Capital and Corporate M&A.

Oxford University’s Dr Natalie Quinn visits NCS students

2nd July 2015

On Thursday Dr Natalie Quinn visited the NCS. Dr Quinn teaches Microeconomics, Quantitative Economics and Economics of Developing Countries at St John’s College in the University of Oxford. She does research on theoretical and applied aspects of the evaluation of poverty and wellbeing in developing

NCS Lecture Programme welcomes UCL’s Dr Ben Collen

1st July 2015

NCS Lecture Programme welcomes UCL’s Dr Ben Collen

On Wednesday Dr Ben Collen from UCL delivered a lecture on Wildlife in a Changing World. Dr Collen completed his BSc and PhD at Imperial College London. He is now a lecturer at the Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research at UCL and is an

Curve Sketching – an Oxford Masterclass

30th June 2015

Curve Sketching – an Oxford Masterclass

On Tuesday we had Luciano Rila deliver a Oxford MAT curve sketching workshop for the maths society. Students learned to sketch functions such as e^sinx and also how to develop their thinking and approaches when trying to sketch functions of functions. The session covered some

Workshop at BlackRock

30th June 2015

Workshop at BlackRock

On the 30th June three students were selected to attend a Career insight visit to Blackrock. They had the opportunity to meet and network with a range of BlackRock employees and took part in interactive activities which gave them an insight into client business, investments

NCS Oxbridge students get the best possible advice… (from someone who really knows what he is talking about!)

30th June 2015

We were delighted to welcome Mike Nicholson, former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oxford University to the NCS. This was a great opportunity for our potential Oxbridge students to meet with Mike and benefit from his experience and knowledge; he was in charge of undergraduate

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

29th June 2015

Mr Farhat took 15 students to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. This week-long festival features 22 exhibits from the forefront of innovation. We met scientists

Lord King lectures to NCS Students #NCSLecture

25th June 2015

Lord King lectures to NCS Students #NCSLecture

Former Governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, visited the NCS to deliver a lecture to students of Economics, Politics and History on what he believes are the three biggest issues facing the global economy and how we can learn lessons from events

Soft Skills workshop with Citibank

17th June 2015

Soft Skills workshop with Citibank

As part of their month of Global Month of Volunteering, Citi volunteers suppported NCS students in understanding how to write an effective CV and Cover letter through interactive group activities, provding personal insights, reviewing CVs and helping students write cover letters for real jobs. 11

BMAT Workshops

17th June 2015

BMAT Workshops

NCS students who are interested in studying medicine/dentistry at University are given bespoke BMAT/UKCAT preparation by our expert NCS facilitators. The first session focused on giving students the tools needed to tackle the difficult section 3 writing element. There are further workshops focusing on different

Debate with Westminster School in council debating chamber

17th June 2015

Debate with Westminster School in council debating chamber

On Wednesday 17th June, The NCS played host to four students from Westminster School, for an inter-collegiate debate between our two great institutions. The motion was ‘This House will lower the voting age to sixteen for UK General Elections’ and the debate took place in

A visit to Dr Aziz Aboobaker’s lab at Oxford University

9th June 2015

A visit to Dr Aziz Aboobaker’s lab at Oxford University

This year we have been working with Dr Aziz Aboobaker from Oxford University as part of our Super Curriculum. Dr Aziz studies Planaria which are ‘immortal’ worms. These worms have an incredible ability to regenerate themselves as they are full of stem cells, meaning that

Science Week – Explosive science show

20th March 2015

Science Week – Explosive science show

Science Week: Lecture: Dr Adam Roberts (UCL) “Antibiotic Resistance”

20th March 2015

Science Week – Lecture: Prof John Nicholson “Molecules and Murder”

19th March 2015

NCS Dragons Den – Enrichment activity

19th March 2015

NCS Dragons Den – Enrichment activity

Law students learn about discrimination law from a Barrister

19th March 2015

Marcus du Sautoy’s Oxford Mathemagicians visit NCS Math students

19th March 2015

Marcus du Sautoy’s Oxford Mathemagicians visit NCS Math students

Science Week – Art Attack session and Student science fete

18th March 2015

Science Week – Rat Dissection Workshop

17th March 2015

Science Week – Science Gladiators Team Competition

17th March 2015

Science Week – Creative Chemistry: Fire Writing workshop

16th March 2015

Science Week – Raspberry Pi Workshop

16th March 2015

#LoveLondon – NCS Math students attend Cédric Villani’s Lecture

10th March 2015

NCS students attended Cédric Villani’s Lecture “Birth of a Theorem” in London with teachers.

NCS Law debates with student debaters at Westminster School

4th March 2015

NCS Law debates with student debaters at Westminster School

Students attend Marcus Du Sautoy lecture #LoveLondon

4th March 2015

Students attend Marcus Du Sautoy lecture #LoveLondon

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

16th February 2015

NCS welcomed Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students from Imperial College London to run a workshop called ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’. NCS students had the opportunity to get hands on experience with the infra-red spectrometer, which helps them analyse unknown samples of chemicals, just like real

Dr Luciano Rila visits the NCS

13th February 2015

Dr Luciano Rila visits the NCS Maths Society and give us a session on the gradient function

Year 12 Geography Fieldtrip to Dorset & Bournemouth

6th February 2015

Year 12 Geography Fieldtrip to Dorset & Bournemouth

Blue skies, great learning and great laughs would have to be the best summary of the 3 days we spent in Dorset and Bournemouth last week. The students were conducting the fieldwork requirement for Unit 2 of the AS exam, ‘Geographical Investigations’ and their chosen

NCS ‘Your Law’

4th February 2015

Budding NCS lawyers have the privilege of receiving intense legal training from highly qualified and reputable barristers from leading chambers in London. Students are learning about the legal principles which govern areas of law such as Human Rights, Police Powers, Criminal law, Negligence and Contract.

NCS choir and Art on the Underground

4th February 2015

Students from the NCS choir took part in a music and art project for TfL and Art on the Underground in collaboration with Primary and Secondary school children from across Newham. They were filmed performing a specially-written song, which will be used as part of

Science Day at the Institute of Education (IoE)

29th January 2015

Science Day at the Institute of Education (IoE)

A group of students visited the Institute of Education for ‘Science Day 2015’. This is a special day which gives students an insight into the cutting edge research which is happening now and also allows students to have an experience similar to being at a

Medics from Barts & London

28th January 2015

As part of the NCS Emerging Talent Programme (Medicine) students participate in workshops delivered by medics from the Barts and the London which help them prepare a competitive application for medicine dentistry or veterinary sciences. Students receive one to one support and assistance with writing

Visit to Wadham College, Oxford University

19th January 2015

Visit to Wadham College, Oxford University

We took a group of 13 students to visit Wadham College, Oxford. They were given a talk about what a week in the life of an undergraduate student is like with a real insight into the work load required and our students had the opportunity

Lecture on applying to University delivered by Oxford University access team

13th January 2015

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales visits NCS students

12th January 2015

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales visits NCS students

Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme

5th January 2015

NCS Students secure places on the competitive Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme

Deloitte Career Insight Day

22nd December 2014

Deloitte Career Insight Day

Students Shadowing Consultants at Guys & St Thomas Hospital

17th December 2014

Medical students shadowed Consultants at Guys & St Thomas Hospital between 17th & 19th Dec 2014

Citigroup Soft Skills work shop delivered by COO

17th December 2014

#LoveLondon – The Nutcracker

17th December 2014

Students attended a performance of English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum.

Entomologist & TV presenter George McGavin meets NCS students

2nd December 2014

Entomologist & TV presenter George McGavin meets NCS students

Dr George McGavin, entomologist, Oxford academic and presenter of wildlife documentaries on the BBC and Discovery channel visited the NCS to talk to students about his career. Starting as a researcher he moved to his “dream job” at Oxford University where he taught & interviewed

Barclays career advice session

2nd December 2014

Barclays career advice session

LSE Mentoring Programme

26th November 2014

LECTURE: Owen Jones wows at The NCS

25th November 2014

LECTURE: Owen Jones wows at The NCS

Maths Inspiration Lecture

25th November 2014

Where does traffic come from if there is no obstruction? NCS Maths students found out the answer to this when they travelled to the Palace Theatre in London’s West End for an afternoon of inspiring mathematics. The lecture was a fantastic opportunity for students to

Lecture: LSE’s Professor David Stevenson talks to students about World War I

24th November 2014

Lecture: LSE’s Professor David Stevenson talks to students about World War I

Bar Mock Trial Competition

22nd November 2014

On Saturday 22nd November 2014 NCS students participated in the Bar Mock trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court where they had an opportunity to test their advocacy skills against other schools and colleges from the London area. NCS students successfully secured a place in the London

Politics students attend the European Parliament in Brussels

20th November 2014

Politics students attend the European Parliament in Brussels

           

Debating at Oxford University

20th November 2014

On 20th November we took a group of students to visit Oxford University. Whilst in Oxford students had the opportunity to have a tour of Somerville College, where they were given information on how to make a competitive application to the university. Students then visited

Barclays Soft Skills workshop on CVs @ The NCS

19th November 2014

Barclays Soft Skills workshop on CVs @ The NCS

On the 20th November the NCS hosted the second soft skills workshop on CVs and Cover Letters to a group of 30 students. We were privileged to welcome a team of thirteen senior Bankers from the Barclay’s treasury division to work and provide feedback to

Students attend Maths Competition at Queen Mary’s University

19th November 2014

Politics students fly to Brussels ahead of a visit to the European Parliament

19th November 2014

Politics students fly to Brussels ahead of a visit to the European Parliament

UCL Engineering Club

11th November 2014

The UCL Engineering club is run by the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department and the student run ‘Fleming Society’. Each session has four mentors who are in their final year of undergraduate study and are further supported by UCL academics. Only 16 places were made

Strategic Partnership with UCL announced

9th November 2014

Strategic Partnership with UCL announced

UCL is delighted to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) in East Ham. Having opened in September 2014, the dedicated sixth form centre offers a focussed A Level curriculum for academic students with a

UCL’s Jason Dittmer gives Lecture to Geography students

9th November 2014

UCL’s Jason Dittmer gives Lecture to Geography students

The lecture discussed Cultural Superpowers and used Captain America as a lens through which to look at how military and political interventions are legitimated through the circulation of pop culture artefacts. It isn’t enough to be militarily or politically a ‘superpower’ — you have to

NCS Ambassador Linos Owusu-Asare advises on studying in the USA

9th November 2014

NCS Ambassador Linos Owusu-Asare advises on studying in the USA

NCS Ambassador Linos Owusu-Asare advised students looking to study in the USA on the best way to approach the application process and sitting SAT exams. Linos – from Newham – went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania and is helping students through the

Woodgrange Medical Practice Partnership

7th November 2014

Our commitment to helping our prospective medics procure meaningful and worthwhile medical placements has meant that we have teamed up with Woodgrange Medical Practice. Having these close links will mean our students can visit the Practice and hear talks from doctors and other health professionals

Visit to Snaresbrook Crown Court

6th November 2014

Students on our Law Emerging Talent Programme spent the morning at Snaresbrook Crown Court getting experience of the workings of a criminal court. Students had an opportunity to watch legal submissions being made by both the prosecution and defence barristers, gain insight into how ‘evidence

Oxford University’s Dr Aziz Aboobaker lectures on planeria & immortal worms

3rd November 2014

Oxford University’s Dr Aziz Aboobaker lectures on planeria & immortal worms

Dr. Aziz Aboobaker is a Cambridge graduate who has worked at many top universities including Berkeley and Nottingham. He is currently an associate professor in Genetics at the University of Oxford where he runs his own lab. Dr Aboobaker’s research is based on using planarians

Hospital Consultant Shadowing

26th October 2014

Select students had the opportunity to shadow a consultant at Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital over the Autumn half term.

White & Case – Law firm visit

23rd October 2014

White & Case – Law firm visit

White & Case LLP is a leading international law firm that specialises predominantly in commercial and corporate law with particular expertise in project finance and capital markets. Students were privileged to spend the day in their London office where they participated in a mock negotiation

Social: Halloween Ball

22nd October 2014

Lecture Series: Dr Mark Dallas – Alzheimers

20th October 2014

Lecture Series: Dr Mark Dallas – Alzheimers

English Masterclass

20th October 2014

Maths Masterclass

20th October 2014

Biology Week: Ebola Debate

17th October 2014

Biology Week: Malaria Lecture at the Royal Institute

16th October 2014

Biology Week: DNA Extraction

16th October 2014

Biology Week: Reptile show

15th October 2014

Barclays Capital Soft Skills Development

15th October 2014

In addition to ensuring our students get fantastic A level results we are also committed to developing our students soft skills as we know that academic excellence on its own is not enough. The NCS were privileged to welcome Bankers from Barclays Capital to work

Biology Week: Dissection Experience

14th October 2014

Lecture Series: Sir Win Bischoff

13th October 2014

Lecture Series: Sir Win Bischoff

Sir Win Bischoff – former chairman of Citigroup and Lloyds Banking Group – recently visited Business and Economics students at The NCS. He delivered a lecture about his career which included plenty of great advice for our student’s who’re eager to work in the banking

V inspired assembly

13th October 2014

Biology Week: Biology Bake Off

13th October 2014

Love London: Trip to the British Library Gothic Exhibition

8th October 2014

Dr Catherine Sebastian gives psychology lecture at The NCS

6th October 2014

Dr Catherine Sebastian gives psychology lecture at The NCS

Dr. Catherine Sebastian read Experimental Psychology as an undergraduate at Oxford University, where she also completed her MSc in Neuroscience. She got a PhD in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL. Dr Sebastian is now a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway University. She has been a

Visit to the Department for Education

2nd October 2014

8 of our politics students went to the Department for Education headquarters in Great Smith Street, Westminster, to participate in a consultation process over the proposed curriculum changes. The DfE was particularly keen to hear from the students about political disengagement amongst young people –

Lecture Series: Harvard University on applying to study in the USA

2nd October 2014

Lecture Series: Harvard University on applying to study in the USA

Into University Workshop

25th September 2014

Into University Workshop

Credit Suisse Steps to Success – application session

23rd September 2014

Credit Suisse Steps to Success – application session

NCS Students interested in a career in financial services attended a workshop with Vanisha Joshi – one of our impressive NCS Ambassadors. Vanisha has studied Mathematics at Warwick University and has secured a place on the prestigious Credit Suisse ‘Steps to Success’ programme – a

KPMG Visit

22nd September 2014

KPMG visit by NCS Ambassador Adam Bharucha to discuss the highly competitive KPMG School Leaver’s Programme with students.

Lecture Series: Stephen Timms MP

19th September 2014

Lecture Series: Stephen Timms MP

Love London – NCS Treasure Hunt

10th September 2014

Love London – NCS Treasure Hunt

Induction Day 2: Trip to Cambridge

5th September 2014

Induction Day 2: Trip to Cambridge

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2014 Induction Day

4th September 2014

2014 Induction Day

Our enrolled students had a critical thinking session and attended two workshops of their choice. Workshops were available for students interested in several key industries including banking, medicine, engineering and business. Watch the video

UCL’s Dr Kenneth Tong leads workshop

4th September 2014

UCL’s Dr Kenneth Tong leads workshop

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Student Enrolment

22nd August 2014

Student Enrolment

After receiving their GCSE results, students spent today enrolling to study at The NCS. Our first student to complete enrolment was Elizabeth (pictured with Mr Ismail and her mother at our enrolment day).

NCS Student Taster Day

18th August 2014

Students spent the morning having a taste of lessons at The NCS ahead of our enrolment.