Aim high has been very active this half term with external speakers visiting groups. Bentley Crudgington, a research scientist working at Imperial University has a fascination with infectious diseases. He came to talk to the Aim High group who are on a medical pathway about his work with the Zika Virus, a mosquito born virus which has been linked to birth defects in Brazil and about virus hacking.
This group are also looking forward to a visit from Professor Tony Perry from the University of Bath who studies Mamalian Embriology. He will be discussing his work with transgenic mice and piezo-actuated micro-manipulation of eggs.
The students from the Medical Aim High group also recently took part in the Biology and Chemistry Olympiad. The 10 students achieved 3 Golds, 3 silver, 1 bronze, 2 highly commended and 1 commended in the Biology Olympiad. Tessa David has been invited to take part in the team selection for the International Biology Olympiad. 2 students in the past 3 years have gone on to compete at the international competition. The Chemistry Olympiad results are due to be published in March.
The Oxbridge group enjoyed an initial talk from Dave King, the Oxbridge Coordinator and are looking forward to a visit from Holly Rapley, an admissions tutor from St Hilda's College who is linking with Surrey Colleges