Science lessons come to life at uniPosted: 19th March 2020
Science lessons came to life when sixth formers got hands-on in a laboratory.
Year 12 and 13 chemistry students from Epping St John’s Church of England school sixth form visited Queen Mary University to look at the spectroscopic equipment in their undergraduate labs.
They had the opportunity to create samples of organic chemicals and test them using the correct equipment.
Chris Reeder, assistant head, said: “Usually, this can only be done theoretically, so this was a great opportunity to carry out the practical side of the specification.”
Students also had a tour of the campus and other labs, as well as a lecture from doctoral students about why they chose university and chemistry as a pathway.
Mr Reeder said: “This is a great way for our students to see what is available and to improve their cultural capital, showing them what could be done with their A-level choices.”
It is hoped this will become a regular trip for the sixth form. Visit bmatsix.org for more information on the sixth form.