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Unique courses for young adults aged 11-17

DIY Language

By the end of the course students will have been able to be as creative as they like as they put together a language all on their own. They'll write their own bio, make a short video, create a dictionary of words that work the way they decide, and instead of learning grammar, they'll create one - one that the world has never seen before.

Writing for Performance

This course will build confidence, skills for articulation, critical thinking and public speaking.

Active Engineering

Students will expand their knowledge and put learning into practice from across many areas of the curriculum including science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.

Enter the Metaverse

Using a 3D meta headset, students will meet in a virtual classroom (a 3D environment) to learn about how everything in the world is connected and that there are no barriers to communication and sharing, whilst also exploring how far technology capacity can go. Students will work with their own 3D headsets in a safe 3D environment. The virtual sessions will meet in a virtual classroom to do some sessions on future technologies. Based on their experience, students will produce an instruction booklet (or video) for students/teachers/industry on how to collaborate in a 3D environment, and what the pitfalls to watch out for in this brave new world.

Blinding you with science

Discover how to stun, dazzle and change minds using extreme science experimentation whilst becoming an ace science presenter and communicator. Learn how to tell exciting and engaging stories that can shift opinion and influence science deniers. Use principles of science communication to create an impact and share your passion with others.

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Interested in going beyond the school curriculum? Get in touch today to find out more.

ACS Beyond offers unique courses designed to go beyond the school curriculum, enabling you to learn what you love from the best in the field.

All course leaders are highly regarded experts in their subject areas with impressive industry experience and are passionate about teaching skills outside of the traditional classroom.

Paul Magnuson

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Paul Magnuson

Hannah Jane Walker

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Hannah Jane Walker

Bloodhound Supersonic Engineering

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Bloodhound Supersonic Engineering

Graeme Lawrie

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Graeme Lawrie

Matthew Tosh

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Matthew Tosh

Paul Magnuson

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Paul Magnuson

Hannah Jane Walker

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Hannah Jane Walker

Bloodhound Supersonic Engineering

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Bloodhound Supersonic Engineering

Graeme Lawrie

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Graeme Lawrie

Matthew Tosh

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Matthew Tosh

Paul Magnuson

COURSE LEADER FOR DIY LANGUAGE

Paul Magnuson works at two Swiss international schools, Leysin American School and Copperfield International School.

He is also an adjunct member of the faculty at Moreland University, where he teaches in the teacher certification and Masters programs. His primary interest in education is the support of student and teacher autonomy and self-direction.

Hannah Jane Walker

COURSE LEADER FOR WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

Hannah is a writer and performer.

With a workshop and mentoring format, leading to a Black Box performance preview evening, this course will build confidence, and skills for articulation, critical thinking and public speaking.

Bloodhound Supersonic Engineering

COURSE LEADERS FOR ACTIVE ENGINEERING

Taking on the role of engineers, students will fully immerse themselves in a real-world problem-solving challenge.

Students will explore prototype car designs, and aerodynamics where students will build, test and race an air powered car.

Graeme Lawrie

COURSE LEADER FOR STEPPING INTO THE METAVERSE

Graeme Lawrie will lead this course.

He is already investigating the possibilities and through this has met with a Meta developer and others in a 3D environment and they have expressed an interest to work with him on this course.

Matthew Tosh

COURSE LEADER FOR SCIENCE INFLUENCERS

Matthew is a renowned science presenter, pyrotechnician and training consultant.

Matthew has fronted a wide range of acclaimed programmes including “Resource Review” series and “Teacher TV”. He has provided science and education consultancy for production companies and has made appearances on programmes for BBC, Sky and ITV. He has designed learning materials for 78,000 students for the National Science and Engineering week, and has written education resources for the European Space Agency. In recent years, Matthew’s teaching skill has found a home in a different kind of classroom. He has received several teaching commissions at universities around the world: Monash University (Australia), the University of Bath (UK) and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal). Working with the teachers, scholars and leaders of tomorrow, he helps them develop SciComm skills, as well as the tools and confidence to share their message. Matthew’s guiding principle is to effect change – through his work, he hopes that others will have the skills to continue this in future.

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