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Date Posted: 13/05/2022 | Posted In: Science, Student News
Lorraine Linnett, Director of Science, at the Science Academy Presentation Evening

Last week our Science Academy students delivered a fascinating Presentation Evening where they were able to share some of their independent learning with their parents and peers.

The Science Academy

The Science Academy is a fantastic programme for students who study science subjects at The Sixth Form and it has two strands, the Medical Pathway and the STEM Pathway.  The STEM Pathway is aimed at students with a general interest in science wishing to pursue a career in science. The Medical Pathway is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

Rat Dissection as part of Science Academy

The Science Academy students have taken part in many interesting activities outside of their lessons including learning how to suture using bananas, carrying out a rat dissection and attending a First Aid session. The students following the Medical Pathway have been given coaching and mock interviews for university applications – including the MMI (Multiple Mini Interview used in medical school applications).


Harmeet Singh and Catherine Rhodes attending a First Aid session with Sweetlove Training

The Science Academy Presentation Evening

At the presentation evening, the students delivered presentations on a diverse range of topics including the use of synthetically lethal treatments for treating cancer, chemical bonding in daily life, memory, body and head transplants and how lateral flow tests work. 

Catherine Rhodes, ‘Chemical Bonding and Uses in Daily Life’

Lorraine Linnett, Director of Science was really impressed with the students and said: 

‘The Science Academy students should be proud of what they have achieved this year. The students needed to develop a number of skills to complete their presentations, not to mention overcoming nerves. A great night.’


Roashaan Farhan, ‘How Viable are Synthetic Lethal Treatments for Effectively Treating Cancer?’

As well as delivering the presentations, some of the students also encouraged the parents to take part in hands-on experiences such as suturing and building effective floats in the break time.

Suturing practical using a banana at the Science Academy Presentation Evening


Building plasticine boats at the Science Academy Presentation Evening

A huge well done to all the students who took part in the event. There were some fascinating presentations and the students did such a good job of preparing and delivering their findings. Find out more about the Science Academy here