Student gains real-world industry experience at one day a week work placement

Year 11 student, Adam, secured a work placement with SRD Engineering last September and will spend one day a week there until Easter. SRD Engineering is a high quality precision engineering company based in Bicester, offering the latest advanced technology to a range of prestigious clients, including those in the aerospace and formula one racing […]

The Star of Bethlehem –an astronomer’s view

Can astronomy (the study of stars) when combined with history, help us to work out when Jesus was born and what the Star of Bethlehem could have been? Can astronomy also help to work out the EXACT date of the crucifixion of Jesus and how old he would have been when he died? Dr Barry […]

Festive Lights

Have you ever wondered how light seems to illuminate a room as soon as the switch is pressed? Does that mean that light spreads out instantly throughout the whole room at once? Or does light actually travel over a period of time just like everything else? Ancient scientists thought that light travelled instantly, that it […]

Is There a Plan(et) B?

Eleven Bicester Technology Studio students from Years 10 and 11 attended a Scientists in School Symposium from the Oxford International Biomedical Centre and the Abingdon Science Partnership, hosted by Abingdon School. The day centred around the question “Is there a plan(et) B?” and featured talks from four leading scientists about how humanity might come to […]

BTS attended a Chemistry at Work day

11 of our students from years 10 and 11 were among 40 or so from other schools who spent the day at ISIS Neutron & Muon Source in the Rutherford Appleton Labs near Harlow.  This is a state of the art research centre in materials science. The facility uses a particle accelerator to produce a […]

BTS students camp out all night to raise money for Katharine House Hospice

Earlier this month, a group of BTS students (and staff!) camped out all night to raise funds for Katharine House Hospice, as part of their school Accumulator Challenge project. The fundraiser managed to pull in over £400, with more donations still coming! The sleep-out was held at Bicester Technology Studio, with only tents and campfires […]

Current students take visitors on personalised tours at latest Open Event

On Tuesday 13 November, Bicester Technology Studio held its third Open Event of the academic year, where prospective students and their families had the chance to tour the facilities and meet current students and teaching staff, so they could get a feel for what studying at a Studio School could be like. Both staff and […]

Bicester Technology Studio opens its doors to prospective students

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) will be holding a free open event during November, giving future students the chance to learn about the courses offered and to meet with staff and current students. On Tuesday 13 November, BTS will host an open event between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. It is a great opportunity to find out more […]

Science Ambassador Training at BTS

Bicester Technology Studio has joined the Stimulating Physics Network, which is overseen by the Institute of Physics (IoP). Within this partnership, the IOP is going to train a small, dedicated group of students to become Science Ambassadors. Once trained, our Science Ambassadors will lead a variety community focused projects to bring Science to other local […]

Want to see what's on offer at Bicester Technology Studio? Come along to our Open Event on Thursday 24 January 2019, 5.30-7pm, or to one of our weekly drop in sessions every Monday from 3-4pm Register now!