1 February 2017
Fledgling scientists from schools all over the region have been flocking to Southport’s Science Centre of Excellence at King George V College.
Almost two hundred talented year 10 and 11 students from schools all over Sefton have been getting stuck into science A level experiments at King George V College, thanks to a ground breaking A level masterclasses programme.
Budding A level scientists attended the unique classes from a host of schools including Streatham Independent School, Greenbank High School and Tarleton Academy as well as Stanley High School and Birkdale High School.
Stephen Faulder, A level Physics course leader at KGV, said: ‘The masterclasses created an exciting opportunity for students to see the range of facilities that we have on offer here at KGV. In physics, we did experiments involving standing waves, and students thoroughly enjoyed it.’
Meanwhile, would be doctors and biologists got stuck into heart dissections thanks to the biology masterclass at KGV.
Sophie Feeney, course leader for A level Biology - which notched up no less than 76% high grades last summer - said: ‘We did heart dissections, and students really enjoyed the opportunity to get involved.’
Rachel Rowbottom, A level Chemistry course leader, said: ‘The experiments we did in the chemistry masterclass were a huge success.’
Currently, twenty one previous KGV students are studying degrees in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science at prestigious universities across the country including three students who are studying Medicine at Cambridge.
Almost 90 per cent of KGV students were successful in getting into their first choice of university last summer.
The next open evening at King George V College is due to take place at the college on Thursday, February 9 from 5-8 pm.