Pioneering Science – For The Good Of Mankind?

Pioneering Science – For The Good Of Mankind?

Vaccination programs are generally seen as a good thing for the human race. They are designed to protect individuals and eradicate disease from a population. Common childhood illnesses of the 1960s, such as measles and mumps, are relatively rare today with thanks to...

Exam Techniques – What Works?

Exam Techniques – What Works? It’s happened again. The exam season is upon us in only a handful of weeks. GCSE and AS exams start in only two months time. Coursework should be finished by now, so should the science ISAs. All that is left is the revision. I’m...

Reading Around Biology

Reading around biology is so important. Here’s why….. In my experience, the final paper of the A2 year of A level biology is the paper that students dread the most. Rather than being totally modular, as are the other written papers, this final paper has a...

Hide and Seek In The Name Of Education

Earlier this week I spent a day working as a volunteer in the Education Department at The Boxmoor Trust, based in Hemel Hempstead. I usually am asked to help with groups of small children but this time our group of students were 60 trainee childcare workers from the...

Secondary School Choices

Secondary school choices This week has been one of my worse nightmares come true. Yes, I have to find a suitable secondary school for my daughter in year six. We have pounded the corridors and the playing fields on four consecutive evenings and I am really not sure...

Will Global Warming Affect Your Choice Of Wine?

As you raise a glass of decent red with your next Sunday roast, spare a thought for the carbon emissions required to cook the joint. When it comes to global warming, we all think of flooding arable land and saving the habitats of the polar bears and the penguins,...