On Friday 18th March, Year 12 Biology students visited the University of Liverpool to spend the day working in a laboratory in the Life Sciences Building.
The students undertook a series of practical techniques using specialist equipment to isolate and separate muscle proteins from a fish sample. Such techniques included electrophoresis, pipetting and SDS-PAGE. The work stretched the sixth form students beyond their A level specification whilst enabling them to test new practical skills.
Throughout the day, our students worked closely with current university students, allowing them to also learn more about degree courses such as Biological Sciences and Zoology, as well as what life as a university student may be like.