Science Weeks 2016
The science teachers staged a series of activities to celebrate National Science week. We started with Mrs Loosley doing some impressive demonstrations including the screaming jelly baby and flammable soap bubbles. Mr Darvill took science to the HUB and the Sixth Form tutor groups battled it out with a topical science quiz. For those interested in psychology there were test your brain challenges organised by Mrs Whiting and if the preference was anatomy Mrs Davies did a rat dissection. Throughout the week pupils were challenged to design posters of famous scientists hoping to win one of the Golden Bunsen burner prizes.
Bristol Chemistry trip
The Upper Sixth chemists celebrated science week with a visit to the undergraduate laboratories at Bristol University where they prepared the anaesthetic benzocaine using a range of techniques relevant to the A-level and IB chemistry course. These visits are a popular part of our chemistry course and give students an excellent insight into the university experience. Interest in science degrees, particularly chemistry or chemical engineering have increased in recent years with the Bristol visits partly responsible.
Head of Science.
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