I usually have a lesson in the Science building in the morning, and since I do mostly science subjects, I do a lot of practical work, a recent one being making esters with Mr Walia in Chemistry, which was fun apart from the fact that mine caught fire!
We have something called Curriculum Plus during second period on a Thursday, where we have speakers come in to talk to us about a whole range of interesting topics which don’t necessarily have to fall under the subjects that we’re studying. Topics have included historical figures, MRI scanning, the issues of FGM, and many more – they can be both eye-opening and engaging.
There’s a 20 minute break after period 2 – time to buy a panini and a smoothie at the sixth form diner. The food is absolutely delicious, and they have vegan and gluten-free options.
Then it’s Physics, where we enjoy hounding Mr Ogretme with difficult questions: How can the reach of gravity be infinite? How can a neutrino pass through solid things? How is it possible that…? He always tries to answer us to the best of his ability, even if what we’re talking about is a bit more complicated than the A level course.
Next is Biology with Mr O’Brien, and recently we did a practical to see how caffeine affects reaction time. All of us drank some Coke, and while we waited for the caffeine to kick in, we did some work on a specific neurotoxins we’d been assigned to research.