New subject for GCSE pupils
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A NEW course in modern glass has been inspiring pupils at Nailsea School.
The school in Mizzymead Road has decided to offer the subject as a GCSE option for the first time this year as part of the technology and enterprise module.
Natasha Allright, (pictured with pupils) who will be teaching the subject, said: “I don’t think any other schools in the area offer this.
“I researched subjects to see if I could find something which would inspire the children and came up with glass fusion.
“In year eight they get a taster of the subject and learn how to make a plate. Year nine pupils are able to do it for two terms and they can experiment with different materials and make vases, candleholders, jewellery and cufflinks.
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“We’ve just offered it as an option for year 10 for the first time. The options don’t close for a couple of weeks so we don’t know how popular it will be but it’s certainly very popular with years eight and nine.
“During the GCSE course, children will learn how to carry out computer-aided design and manufacture a product.”
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The school decided it wanted to offer a new subject within the technology and enterprise module as not many students had been taking up electronics.