On Wednesday the 15th of September a number of our Chemistry A level class attended a course at the University of Wales, Cardiff. The title of the course was ‘Uncovering chemical secrets’ and the pupils certainly did this!
The day consisted of a morning lecture on chemical synthesis, an opportunity to complete a number of exciting experiments in the university laboratory and a tour of the Chemistry department where a number of expensive analytical machines and techniques were explained in detail.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it extremely useful as it covered a number of topics that they will be examined on in January as part of their A level qualification. It also gave the students a taste of university life, which hopefully they will experience next year when they leave Treorchy Comprehensive and embark on their future careers!