On 18th November a group of 30 Year 11 Manningtree students visited the STEM faculty to take part in a mixture of activities and get a flavour of a selection of A-levels. In the sciences students were able to experience the laboratory environment in a college setting, utilising scientific apparatus to develop and improve their practical skills.
Students dissected a sheep’s eye in Biology, looking carefully at the external and internal anatomy and discussing the function of the different parts.
The Chemistry session focussed on identification of unknown solutions and students had fun producing a rainbow fizz at the end of the activity.
In Maths, students worked with Further Maths A-level students to solve geometric and algebraic problems, giving them an insight into higher level mathematical skills.
The afternoon was finished off by a Geology sessions which provided students with an opportunity to try out a new subject, they would not have previously experienced at high school.
The afternoon was not only enjoyable for students and teachers from both schools, but also represented a valuable experience to enable GCSE students to make informed decisions regarding their further studies and progression.