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Monday, 30 January 2012
Fourteen Year 10 pupils from Bolton School Boys' and Girls'
Divisions had the chance to learn from world-renowned scientists
when they attended GCSE Live at the Bridgewater Hall.
GCSE Live days are Science days specifically for GCSE Science
students, designed to generate enthusiasm for the subjects. The
pupils attended mini-lectures given by eminent scientists on a
variety of Science topics relevant to the Biology, Chemistry and
Physics GCSE courses. They heard from five of Britain's top
scientists - Professor Steven Jones who spoke about DNA and 'Nature
versus Nuture', Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock who focused on space travel
and Dr Andrea Sella who incorporated Chemistry and Biology to
explain why zebras are striped. Also on the bill were Professor
Dave Cliff who spoke about the next 50 years of Computer
Science, and Professor Jim Al-Khalili who gave a talk entitled
'Time Travel: fact or fiction?'
It was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking day, in
which the students were also given some vital tips on GCSE
examination success from an experienced science examiner.
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