New building opens at Camden secondary school

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By poppy_smith | Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 19:50

UCL Academy students and staff have moved into their brand-new building on Adelaide Road in Swiss Cottage.

The state-of-the-art secondary school, sponsored by University College London, has the same admissions criteria as Camden's community secondary schools. Facilities include:

  • well-equipped science laboratories, and a science demonstration theatre for interactive lectures, experiments and talks by visiting academics from UCL;
  • an engineering science suite, which will include workshops and technology and science labs (for electronics and for engineering physics) designed to give students the experience of 'being engineers';
  • suites of rooms for art, music and drama, including highly-equipped performance spaces;
  • 'House' spaces, providing comfortable, welcoming places for students to eat together, and to use for informal study during breaks and before and after school.

Much of a student's learning at the UCL Academy will take place in 'superstudios' – large teaching areas which have been specifically designed to provide the best possible facilities for students to use for classroom group learning, project-based work and pair work, work in small and large groups, individual, independent study as well as discussions and presentations



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