Space Studio West London will be unlike any other school and offer a distinct feel and atmosphere. Its design clearly announces its uniqueness and provides a high-tech environment facilitating excellent learning and space industry skills and experience. Space Studio West London offers a unique and innovative way of learning for students. Its curriculum design is focussed on project-based working and close links with employers in the space, aerospace, science and technology sectors. GCSE and A Level courses are partly taught through the medium of a project which answers a posed real-world question, often set by our linked employers.
This approach enables in-depth learning in a dynamic, academically rigorous and collaborative way, developing skills useful in adult life, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Project-based working requires access to general study facilities, including paper-based and online library materials. In addition to this, students can use smaller break-out spaces and a flexible learning area that can be used for large-scale presentations, assemblies, fitness activity, and allowing employers to work remotely on their work in the Space Studio. Science laboratory facilities will also be available, ranging from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, robotics and electronics.
Employers will work in the Space Studio – with pupils, and on their own commercial priorities in the ‘Companies Room’. This is a flexible space for presentations and assessments of pupils, as well as providing the technology employers require to work online and via visual link with their own colleagues and employees.
Learning will take place in a variety of groupings – from keynote lectures for 60 pupils to a small group of 2 working with an employer. Fitness facilities will be available. Pupils will take advantage of online learning packages, as well as links with pupils and staff in other Aspirations Academies nationally, and with international partners.