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CMD A-level Students Visit Science Live in London

A number of Chemistry, Biology and Psychology A-level students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau and Pwllheli sites visited London recently to attend the ‘Science Live’ event.

‘Science Live’ is an event specifically designed for A-level Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics students, and takes place once every year. The aim of the event is to encourage discussion, and is supported by some of the leading experts in their field.

Catrin Angharad Roberts, A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate Co-ordinator at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor said: “Providing our students with these kinds of opportunities is a central part of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor's ethos. Every year our A-level students gain grades which are among the best throughout the country, with many going on to some of the UK's leading universities.

"Offering opportunities to go and see some of the leading names within the world of science is extremely important, as we try to challenge our students to aim for academic excellence."

During the event, the students had the opportunity to hear from Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England. Professor Van-Tam became a familiar face to thousands of us during the recent pandemic.

In addition, there was the opportunity to attend a lecture by Professor Alice Roberts, who is also a very familiar face through her work presenting television programmes about history and archaeology.

To finish, there was an extremely informative talk by famous doctor Professor Robert Winston, who has been instrumental in increasing the coverage of medicine and science across the British media during the past 30 years.

All of the guest speakers were carefully selected for their ability to communicate with students of this age in a direct and exciting way.

If you would like to learn more about A-level provision at the college, click on the link below.