This advertorial first appeared in the Hounslow Herald.
At Space Studio West London our students don’t just aim high – they reach for the stars.
Our school is home to 300 students aged between 14 to 18-years-old who regard the academy as the final frontier for a top class education with a focus on STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering & Maths).
There is also an emphasis on one-to-one learning and our innovative teaching model allows us to nurture the engineers, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and aerospace experts of the future.
At Space Studio West London, class sizes are kept to no more than 25 pupils and there are currently places available for Year 10 & Year 12 students for the academic year beginning September 2022.
Come and see the school for yourself and enjoy a tour during one of a number of Open Evenings – the first takes place November 8th and the remaining dates can be found on the school’s website where you can also find out more on how to apply for a place: www.spacestudiowestlondon.org. or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our annual school trips include a 10-day US visit to NASA which provides our students with an experience that is out of this world. Included in the itinerary are behind-the-scenes visits to Johnson & Kennedy Space Centers, where students liaise with scientists and engineers.
Our students regularly secure places at prestigious Russell Group universities and Cambridge.
Earlier this year, an impressive 47% of our A-level candidates were over the moon to achieve a grade A* or A. Some 69% scored A* to B and 89% achieved grades A* to C.
Year 11 students also enjoyed impressive GCSE success with 70% achieving a Grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Some 41% scored a Grade 5 or above in English & Maths, 77% scored a Grade 4 or above in Maths and 60% a Grade 5 or above.
Over 35% of students taking Biology, Physics and Chemistry achieved a grade 7+ or above.
Over 70% of students taking these subjects scored a a Grade 5 or above.
There are also plenty of opportunities for talent to flourish: Student Suvarunika Thirumaran,17, was awarded a ‘Most Ambitious’ TEDI-London award after participating in a Thinking Ahead: Light Up! programme.
Suvarunika does not hesitate to credit the support from SSWL for her success, revealing: ‘’Space Studio West London opens doors in a way that other schools don’t. There is so much support and that has really helped with my confidence and made me believe in myself more and not shy away from tackling projects or trying subjects.’’
Our curriculum design is based on project-based working through a mix of discrete subject lessons and project style working. Space Studio West London’s resources are extensive and varied, highlights include the flight simulator rooms and the fully equipped engineering room including CAD/CAM.
Close links with employers in the aerospace, science and technology sectors support students well with preparation for their future working life. Surrey Satellite technology limited, British Airways, BP, Heathrow, the National Space Academy and National Physical Laboratories are just a handful of the businesses we work with.
Principal Andy Morgan said: ‘’Space studio is a calm, safe and productive learning environment where pupils work collaboratively with each other, their teachers and industry mentors. Expectations are high. Opportunities for project-based learning with industry professionals, and work placement are numerous.’’