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School of Applied Science

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Our School of Applied Science offers the following subjects:

Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Sports and Exercise, Psychology and Baking Science and Technology.

These Bespoke workshops are designed for Year 11 Students and above. Please register by using our form and a member of the Outreach Team will be in touch with further details!

Click below for an overview of the workshops that we could offer your students.

Biomedical Science Workshops

Workshop 1: In this practical session, students will prepare and observe dividing cells from the meristems of actively growing garlic root tips. (Suitable from Y12-13)

Workshop 2: Students will participate in extracting DNA and creating a DNA model. Your students will also construct a DNA double-helix model and be able to gain a better understanding of why this structure is essential for cell division. (Suitable from Y7-10)

Forensic Science Workshops

Workshop 1 Forensic Fingerprinting Evidence: In this session, your students will learn about identifying their fingerprint patterns. They will also enhance some invisible fingermarks using forensic chemical enhancement techniques and solve the cold case whodunnit quiz.

Workshop 2 Forensic Drug Analysis: In this chemical detective workshop, you will learn about and use different forensic analysis techniques to identify types of chemical evidence. You will use presumptive testing kits to indicate the nature of the samples and confirmatory instrumental analysis to confirm the identity of the evidence.

Workshop 3 Crime Scene Investigation: A crime had been committed and Scene of Crime Officers have been called to the scene. In this practical workshop, you will process the crime scene in our crime scene flat and record and recover the forensic evidence. (Only available in Semester 1: Sept-Dec)

Sports and Exercise Science

Workshop 1 Field and Laboratory Fitness testing: Fitness assessments are a series of tests that measure an individual's physical fitness level across two broad areas: health and skill-related components. In this session, students will build on the knowledge developed from their BTEC studies and explore a range of field and laboratory-based testing protocols.

Workshop 2 Exercise Physiology – measurement of maximum anaerobic power output: In this session, we will further students understanding of energy systems in the human body by way of a short lecture and practical experimentation. Students will participate in a maximal power output experiment involving 6 x 10s maximum sprints on a cycle ergometer and go on to analyse their data.


Workshop 1 Psychology and the Brain & Forensic Psychology: Our session will cover two broad areas of psychology: psychology and the brain, and forensic psychology. Students will be exposed to concepts related to the study of the brain and how visual illusions can inform us about our perception of reality. They will also learn about the contribution of forensic psychology research to areas such as deception detection and police interviewing.

Baking Science and Technology

Workshop 1 Sensory Evaluation of Food: This workshop will cover the best and most complex analytical instrument in the word, the human senses. Students will learn about the science of sensory evaluation of food, how to taste food products from sweets to chocolate and experience some of the sensory evaluation methods.

Workshop 2 The Story of Chocolate: In this workshop students will learn about how chocolate is produced, starting with cocoa beans and ending up with a bar of chocolate. How is the soft, luxurious and delicious flavour and texture of chocolate created? During this session, students will be able to taste chocolates from different origins, with different flavour profiles.

Workshop 3 A Food Safety Mystery: Students will learn about food safety and the risks around poor food hygiene. How can you keep food safe from spoilage and people safe from allergic reactions? Students will also learn to spot food safety risks like a food safety detective.