Science Live

Year 13 Biology –  Science Live
Four of the Year 13 Biology students came with me to Birmingham to attend an A-level Biology day called Science Live.  We heard talks by eminent scientists including human fertility specialist Professor Robert Winston, research geneticist Professor Steve Jones, and science writer Dr Ben Goldacre. We heard fascinating talks about memory formation, eugenics, antibiotic resistance, the evolution of humans and the misuse of statistics.

In addition there were talks from an examiner, telling the students about common pitfalls in exam technique, and suggesting the best ways to approach revision.

The students found it interesting and informative, with lots of ideas from experts to make them think about real applications of Biology.

Dr Mary Brodey, Biology teacher

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