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GCSE Science Live! 2019

Scientists in Year 10 took a trip to Sheffield City Hall yesterday for an exciting, thought-provoking day hearing lectures from five of Britain's top scientists.

In the midst of studying for GCSEs, the girls had a boost to their revision hearing from the people at the cutting edge of their field, giving them a new understanding of how the topics they study can really make a difference outside the classroom.

Lecturers included Professor Robert Winston, medical doctor and specialist in fertility; Professor Andrea Sella, chemist and experienced lecturer; Professor Jim Al-Khalili of the University of Surrey and winner of the Faraday prize for science communication; Dr Kate Lancaster, who is investigating nuclear fusion; and Professor Steve Jones, a leading research geneticist at the University College London.

Besides heightening the enthusiasm of GCSE Science pupils, a section of the day was also dedicated to top tips for exam success delivered by an experienced chief examiner, preparing the girls to push themselves for the highest grades.

Ashwini commented, “It was a very interesting day, consisting of many interesting talks from people with different science backgrounds. I really enjoyed getting to know the world of science and I would recommend it to everyone!”

“The day was filled with a whole lot of information,” Cordelia added. “I particularly enjoyed the experiments and the talk by Robert Winston.”

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