GCSE Science Live in Sheffield

The week before half term we had the pleasure of accompanying 30 students from Y11 and Y10 to a Science Live event at Sheffield City Hall. 

They were given an insight into the lives, research and experience of 5 internationally eminent scientists including Professor Lord Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Sky at Night successor to Sir Patrick Moore).  

Along with lectures on subjects such as sustainable agriculture using hydroponics; pat, present and future of the Moon and embryology they also got some top tips on exam technique from the Chief Examiner. 

The Big Bang Fair at The NEC In Birmingham

On Thursday 14th March 2019, 20 KS3 (and Ihab) students to the NEC in Birmingham today for the Big Bang Fair.  A STEM extravaganza with everything from Virtual Reality to the fastest rocket powered car available for the students to learn about.  
They behaved impeccably and were a credit to Clifton.  They showed great independence in their investigations and discoveries.  
A highlight has to be Brandon in charge of an attack helicopter!

Well done to all the students who attended and enjoyed a fantastic day!

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GCSE Science Live Trip

On Monday, we had the pleasure of taking 24 Y11’s to Sheffield town hall for the GCSE Science Live trip.
After hearing from 11 doctors and professors of various routes in the Scientific field, our pupils came away seemingly inspired from hearing the routes scientific study is heading in. 

The presentations included topics from future energy resources to embryonic culturing, time machines to wormholes, DNA to states of matter and examination techniques from an AQA assessor. This lead to our students actively participating in asking the lecturers questions in front of the lecture theatre. We were the first school to ask a question out of a packed theatre (that can host in excess of 2000 people).  Well done to all of the pupils who took part!

Science Week – Monday Madness

Monday’s exciting Science week activities included Mrs Burgin investigating pressure with a homemade hovercraft and balloon rockets, and Mr Goorwitch demonstrating a thermite reaction to produce iron. Read more

Y7 Students Enjoy the STEM Trip

Year 7 students have recently attended the fun and informative STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) trip at Wales High School. Each student had a great day designing, building, modifying and testing cars powered by elastic bands and trebuchets, to throw as far as possible.

The students did a fantastic job working together as both the designs worked. They did a great job of representing Clifton, their behaviour and enthusiasm was fantastic.

Well done, guys!

Students who attended the trip:


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