In February, 18 students from Year 11 attended the Science Live tour in Sheffield. Here several leading scientists in their field gave lectures to inspire the scientists of tomorrow.
Professor Tony Ryan, whose field of expertise includes sustainable energy and feeding the rapidly growing human population in the future. He is widely known in the scientific world and has presented the Children’s Christmas Lectures on TV.
Professor Robert Winston, a mural of whom is in our Science department, a pioneer of IVF treatment and a renowned communicator of science, with a fascinating lecture on fertilisation.
Doctor Hannah Critchlow, a presenter of Tomorrow’s World, showing brain waves in real time and how your brain processes external stimuli. She has been named as one of Cambridge University’s Inspirational and Successful Woman in Science.
The Science Live tour was organised with collaboration from the AQA exam board, who had in attendance the Chief Examiner for Science, who gave two talks on the way the exam paper is structured, the meanings of key words to look out for in the exam and how best to tackle the various sections of the papers to achieve the maximum marks.
The students worked extremely hard all day, gathering information that will be invaluable when it comes to their science exams in the summer. They were a credit to the school, showing a maturity beyond their years while there, and all came away with a new sense of purpose towards their studies and possible future careers in Science related subjects.