Posted on June 21st 2022
Year 12 Scientists Visit Imperial College Labs
Year 12 have been able to get back into university labs this year and have completed multiple required practicals for their A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
At Imperial College London, students were led by PhD students who guided them through university-level investigations using high-resolution equipment that schools do not usually have access to.
Our chemists investigated aspirin synthesis, producing aspirin from salicylic acid, while our physicists dove deeper into radioactivity and particle physics. Our biologists completed the polymerase chain reaction on GM-foods and used gel electrophoresis to study the genetic make up in more detail.
The days were a huge success, with students talking directly to Imperial students about future prospects and how to suceed in their applications to study at university.
Tom Bass, Year 13 Lead