Year 10 pupils get top tips from leading scientists for their Science GCSEs
by Ibukun O. (Year 10)
GCSE Science Live took place on 1st March. It was a relaxed experience where Year 10 pupils were able to hear from different scientists and be educated on their area of expertise. When hearing about how weird the molecular structure of ice was with synthetic chemist Andrea Sella, we were able to view a series of experiments that questioned the information that we assume today and see how dry ice contradicts that. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock showed us clips of how she believes the moon came to be and how it helps us. We also heard about the environment and genetics and that ‘1 in 3 people will die because of reasons associated with our genes’ from Prof. Steve Jones and Prof. Lucie Green explaining technology and space exploration concerning the sun. Robert Winston, the last professor we heard from, showed us the importance and how fascinating the body is and our growing knowledge of fertility and ways of treating infertility. It was interactive and interesting, not to mention insightful as we heard from a GCSE chief examiner who provided some tips and tricks to doing well in the GCSE Science exams.