Year 11 Revision Time!

After 2 years of no one sitting GCSEs, our Year 11 students are about to face the reality of external exams.  When we head back to school next week, after a well-deserved half term break, the Year 11s will be sitting their mock exams, which will serve them well as...

Paralysed man starts to walk again

A man whose spinal cord was severed when he was involved in a motorbike accident 5 years ago has been able to begin walking again thanks to spinal implants in some pioneering research carried out in Switzerland. As the diagram above shows, a damaged spinal cord is...

Groundbreaking Energy Breakthrough

Imagine being able to produce more than enough energy to last your whole lifetime from half a bathful of water and the amount of lithium that’s in your phone battery! This is something that is thought to be possible – we’ve just got to find a way to...

Ice age animals found in Devon

The remains of a woolly mammoth, a woolly rhinoceros, a virtually complete wolf skeleton, and the partial remains of a hyena, horse, reindeer, mountain hare and red fox have been discovered in a cave in Devon and are thought to date to the last ice age, around 30,000...

News Round-up

January has been a busy month in the world of Science.  Here are a few of the highlights. New species of insect discovered https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-60154018 SpaceX rocket to collide with the Moon...

Disaster in paradise

On 15th January 2022, submarine volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai erupted, triggering tsunami alerts across the South Pacific Ocean, with countries such as Japan and the USA (Hawaii) advising their residents to stay away from the shore and move to higher ground. The...