Electric racing car
GCA races in the Formula 24 series. In 2014 a Year 9 team was given a kit to build a mini electric race car, which they raced at Battersea Park.
After Battersea they moved on to the Formula 24 competition. For the School Series they were not allowed to make any adjustments to the car but once in Formula 24 they could do whatever it took to improve performance and they have been making adjustments ever since to do just that.
After a successful 2015-16 season, our original team, now in Year 11, handed over to our new Year 9 team.
At the International Kit Car Final at Rockingham in October 2016 the Year 9 team made it to 15th place on the grid with 36 other teams qualifying and achieved some creditable lap times and average speeds. In the final they finished in 11th place. A great result for an, as yet, inexperienced team. They are looking forward to lost more chances to improve on that result.
The team meet every day at lunch time to work on modifications to the car. We will also soon be working with primary schools, building Goblin cars from a kit.
Mr Knappert, Head of Design and Technology, can tell you lots more about this programme. Please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call the school on 020 8609 0100 and our receptionists will make sure they get a message to him to call you back. Prospective pupils, parents and primary school teachers are very welcome to come into school to talk to Mr Knappert and students.