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During the summer holidays, I flew to Kutaisi, Georgia, with my four teammates and our leaders, to represent the UK in the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The competition itself took place in mid-August, but leading up to that we had two training camps at Oxford, one in April (see issue 566) and one the week before the competition ...

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The IRIS project enables students do original research on a topic of our choice. We then create a poster of our findings and present our research at a conference where students from across the country come together to present their projects.

One of our projects was 'The use of magnetic fields in active shielding on spacecraft'. This project ...

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Filip, Pranavan, Dekrissh and Egemen, all in Year 8, display their artwork created in Science club using a photochemical reaction, a technique known as cyanotyping. They used foliage from the gardens outside the school building to leave parts of the page in shadow. The exposed areas underwent a reaction to create a deep blue colour. The picture shown ...

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Barts & Queen Mary Science Virtual Festival 2022

The Barts & Queen Mary Science festival returned this year with talks taking place online throughout the day (banner photo, above) . Year 9 and 10 students were able to attend during their Science lessons, lunch break and after school. The first talk introduced students to clinical ...

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On Thursday 24 March 2022, I travelled to Sydenham High School for the #700STEMChallenge awards evening after being selected as a finalist for my essay on the applications of quantum dots. The evening involved talks from many different guests, such as Stephen Brennan, a consultant surgeon, Rory Newton, a former oil and gas engineer, and finally Kiran ...

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We were challenged with designing, testing and building a miniature satellite to fit within the constraints of a regular soft drink can. We were given the primary mission, which stated that our design had to measure air pressure and ambient temperature and had to develop a secondary mission to investigate or create anything we wanted. We chose to ...

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On Thursday of last week, the UK was treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the moon moves in front of part of the sun taking a noticeable chunk out of its circular form. The timing of the eclipse couldn't have been much better, reaching its peak (20% coverage of the sun) during morning break. The weather, however, was less accommodating. Despite ...

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Well done to all those students who entered the #700Stem Scientific Writing Challenge. The following pupils were awarded prizes for their fantastic essays in this year's competition.


Under 14
2nd Kiran (Year 8)


Under 16
3rd ...

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BPhO: Year 11 British Physics Olympiad

The BPhO is to encourage the study of physics and to recognise excellence in young physicists through ten annual physics competitions.

181 of our Year 11 students took part (with 4710 sitting it nationwide). As with the L6 recently, only the stronger students nationally would have sat the paper. ...

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