Science in Action
‘Science in Action’ is a challenging and complex project involving identified, highly talented Lower 6th and Upper 6th students, from Warwick Boys School and King's High School for Girls, augmented by a large number of students from various state and independent schools throughout the region. The aim is to be able to explore scientific ideas within a demanding and rigorous intellectual atmosphere. The studnets are freed from the confines of the A level syllabus and enjoy the opportunity to undertake extended practical work using synthetic and analytical techniques more commonly associated with undergraduate and post-graduate Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories.
Taking place as a Thursday afternoon activity, there are currently in excess of sixty Lower and Upper 6th students from all participating schools undertaking a range of activities within the first training year, with staff from the various participating schools involved. Whilst Fourteen Upper 6th pupils have been invited back to undertake placements either at Warwick University or in our own dedicated research laboratory.
There are six chemistry and two biology projects as well as single projects in the fields of mathematics and engineering. Warwick School provides the bulk of the equipment and facilities, allowing many of the Upper 6th participants to undertake their work on the Warwick School Campus, thereby reducing the need to journey onto the University site, allowing for more efficient time management to the advantage of university staff (in particular) and students alike.