Category Archives: Science

Go4SET Celebration and Assessment Day, Thursday 22nd June

A record number of schools took part in this year’s Go4SET competition, with a total of 52 teams representing 34 schools from the Midlands region. The competition finally concluded with the Celebration and Assessment Day on Thursday 22nd June, held at the Ricoh Arena, and Ratcliffe had a record-high three teams in the competition, each made up of five or…

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Ratcliffe Science students are Top of the Bench! – 8th June 2017

The dynamic Science Department at Ratcliffe College is proud to announce the outstanding achievement of four of our Year 8 Science students who took part in the prestigious Festival of Chemistry competition, run by the Salters Group on the 8th June 2017 at Leicester University.  The students were Oliver Hunt, Nigel Denham, Annie Rose Reddin and, Marley Totton.  The competition was…

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Science Society, Genetic Research: Turning Genes On and Off

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd March, Professor John Schwabe gave the second Science Society talk of the academic year on the topic of Genetic Research: Turning Genes On and Off. After sharing his own experiences of studying at university, both at Oxford and Cambridge, John told us of how his research in the field of Cell Biology had taken…

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A’ level Biology trip: Getting to know your Brain

On Wednesday 15th March, 28 A’ level Biologists and teaching staff attended the Getting to know your Brain event at the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine, in acknowledgment of Brain Awareness Week. This new and beautiful building is architecturally interesting as it is the largest non-residential Passive House in the UK.  The afternoon of lectures and demonstrations was inspirational…

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