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Throughout the term, physics and chemistry Sixth Form students have been busy in numerous practical experiments, as well as a special visit from Dr Ben Littlefield, an Analytical Chemist from University of Reading.

Throughout the term, physics and chemistry Sixth Form students have been busy in numerous practical experiments, as well as a special visit from Dr Ben Littlefield, an Analytical Chemist from University of Reading.
Physics
Year 12 students are currently studying acceleration and velocity. They have conducted activities using specialist dynamic trolleys and digital data logging software which uses infra-red technology to measure speed of travelling objects.
Dr Ben Littlefield visit
Both A-level chemistry and physics students were involved in a specialist visit from Dr Ben Littlefield, an Analytical Chemist from University of Reading who ran a Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshop. 
  
Students used cutting edge spectroscopy technology to identify mystery compounds by measuring the substance's response to electromagnetic radiation. This technique is usually used in advanced analytical and forensic laboratories in university research.
 

Chemistry
 
Year 12 chemists have studied the reduction of copper (II) oxide via methane. This laboratory procedure demonstrates how copper can be extracted from compounds, replicating industrial methods being used to try to meet the massive demand for copper as it becomes increasingly sparse.
Learn Chemistry Partnership 
 We’ve recently found out that our application to join the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Learn Chemistry Partnership was successful! The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world's leading chemistry community, and the UTC now has free access to their activities and resources through this partnership. Our chemistry students are even entitled to professionally register as student membership free of charge! 
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