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Year 11s over the River Cam

Last week, a group of Year 11 science students who are interested in studying physics at A level and university visited Cambridge University on Friday.

The pupils were invited to Corpus Christi College, where they spent the morning learning about the Oxbridge application system and how to improve their chances of being selected to one of the world’s leading universities. They learnt about the history of the college system and how the interview process differs from other universities, along with the importance of not only good grades but extra-curricular activities.

The pupils spent the morning learning about the university and the afternoon conducting experiments

In the afternoon, they visited the Cavendish Laboratory, the name for the Department of Physics at the university. With over 140 years of history behind it, and 29 Nobel Prize winners having researched there, there was certainly plenty on show for the pupils.

Specifically they spent much of the afternoon learning about the uses of light in physics through studying lenses and telescopes. For more images of their experiments, visit the gallery by clicking here.

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