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  • Nuffield Foundation

    Published 04/12/18

    Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but some include working in a laboratory or fieldwork. The programme is highly competitive, and not all applications will be successful. 

    This Summer, Jack Corke and Chris Carr, both Year 13, spent 4 weeks of their time in a Nuffield Research Placement

    Chris Carr spent his placement differential geometry at the University of Liverpool; differential geometry is a field of mathematics that primarily uses calculus to solve problems in geometry. In his Nuffield placement, he focused on envelopes and curves of constant width.

    For Jack Corke’s Nuffield research placement he was located at The Walton Centre.  His project consisted of him conducting a data analysis on 5000 NHS patient records to investigate into the "The Clinical Significance of a Single Immunoglobulin in Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)" - The presence of these antibodies (discovered via extracting CSF from the subarachnoid space, in the lower back, and submitting it to a process called electrophoresis) - the presence these antibodies (aka oligoclonal bands) aid in the definitive diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as many other neurological disorders.

    Both students successfully completed their placement and recently attended an awards ceremony to recognise their achievements.  Congratulations to them both on this fantastic achievement

     

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  • The Protective Services Academy Launch

    Published 13/07/18
    The official launch of The Protective Services Academy has taken place.  Students who have expressed an interest in following a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services from September were invited in with parents and other family members to f
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  • Rotary Young Leader Award 2018

    Published 23/03/18

    Joshua Turner-Preston U6R was nominated and recently interviewed by members of Wallasey Rotary Club for the Rotary Young Leaders Award (RYLA) Every year since 1991, Rotary Clubs within each district have offered young people between the ages of 15 – 17 within their communities the opportunity to participate in the unique RYLA experience.  The aim of RYLA is to encourage the development of teamwork and leadership skills in young people who have the potential to be future community professionals and business leaders.

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  • Year 13 – Preparing the students for living away from home

    Published 21/03/18
    As part of the Enrichment course on offer to all Sixth Form students, Mr Shaw spent the day working with the students who will be moving away from home to attend University.  After some initial talks about the need to eat healthy and maintain an
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