Year 12 and 13 Science BTEC students recently spent an away day studying cutting edge practical science with a vocational focus. The class visited Cornwall College campus at Cambourne where they were introduced to practical forensic science, using gas liquid chromatography to measure methanol in different vodka samples, as part of a mock murder scene. They then moved on to Falmouth Marine School where they looked at aquaponics and learnt about the mathematics associated with catch rates from trawler fishing. Altogether it was a fantastically useful insight into the application of science in the real world and students came away with a much better understanding of where their science studies could take them in the future.
Many thanks to Alex Jackson for organising the day.