Overview

This course is for students who have an interest in and enthusiasm for Biology and Chemistry and are studying this in junior / lower secondary school and would like to explore and gain more knowledge in these subjects with the view to probably study the subject(s) at A Level and University. Through lectures, workshops and the best tutors students will have a unique opportunity to  experience life as an undergraduate student at a Top University. 

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Students will be with like-minded and high achieving individuals and through an exciting combination of tutorials and workshops followed by labs students will be introduced to the cutting edge aspects of Biology and Chemistry to build upon and supplement the knowledge they already have.

Academic content

Students will be taught and introduced to the traditional Biology and Chemistry fields – In Chemistry:organic, physical and inorganic chemistry and Biology: characteristics of living organisms, genetics and inheritance, reproduction. From the foundation taught in the first week through a series of hands-on workshops and tutorials in the second week students will be introduced to recent fields and advances of the  Biology and Chemistry strand. They will explore how recent advances in the biological sciences, from genetic engineering, cloning and stem cells to immunology and pathology, have changed the way we view the world. Students will be taught by leading scientific tutors and have workshops and hands-on practical activities giving them the chance to take the lead in using cutting-edge research techniques and investigate how our understanding of Biology and Chemistry can revolutionise the way the real world problems are tackled.

The course will bring in topics in molecular biology including: DNA sequencing, DNA/RNA chemistry, gene cloning, genetic engineering, manipulation of bacteria, bacterial transformation, isolation of plasmid and recombinant DNA, restriction analysis of DNA, DNA sequencing and DNA fingerprinting.

How the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society will be taught. Students will have plenty of practical experience  included to encourage the enjoyment of the study of Chemistry and Biology and enhance understanding.

4.70 Average

23 Reviews

deborah smith

The medical course was not what I imagined, It was better than I expected. I went on the Medical as I would like to be a doctor one day, and this summer camp was recommended by a friend in Lebanon. However the course was vastly different to the basic science done at other places and was very intriguing and has also made me very passionate about a career in medical science. The tutor Rebecca was also very friendly and so easy to understand that it might as well be basic science. Thanks Rebecca!

Posted 3 months ago

Chris Irwin

The place was fantastic, teachers were very thorough with their explanations. I had engineering and my tutor Gao Wei was very energetic with the subject and had an infectious attitude, he was easy to keep up with and understand. I loved my engineering course.

Posted 3 months ago

Robert Jenkinks

Sports activities were great as the facilities and equipment available were very good and effective. The tasks set out were effective to either determine or effect a variable of the student, such as endurance or strength of a certain limb or muscle. The tasks set were easy to understand and were fun to complete. Overall these activities were very effective and worth while.

Posted 3 months ago

Aira Waseem

The summer course was excellent as I found out many things unknown to me at this course. Also the great activities done after the course for the day were very engaging and entertaining. The activity leader Mr Lucas was social and easy to get along with allowing for the other attenders to engage with each other if the activity required group work.

Posted 3 months ago

Ranama Bilash

At first I was nervous to go to this place as I didn't know any of the teachers or any of the other attenders. However the English course I was set to do was very effective as teacher Doris was very kind and patient,that allowed me to get settled in and get engaged with the work. There were many scenarios where I was not confident or didn't know the answer and she was patient for me to try for the correct answer and if I didn't get the answer she would drop hints for me to use.

Posted 3 months ago