Whilst our KS3 students practice including a bit of ‘zen’ in their lives to calm the nerves, our KS4 students are going the other way to really challenge their nerves… again, you may ask, what on earth is going on here? (Scroll down to find out more…)

Mr Nadarali writes:

“READ ALL ABOUT IT: KS4 Science Students Tackle Heart Dissection with Bravery and Diligence!”

Recently, our intrepid Year 10 and Year 11 science students embarked on a fascinating and challenging practical: dissecting a real sheep’s heart.

As you can imagine, there was a mix of excitement and apprehension among the students. After all, dissecting an organ is not an everyday activity!

Despite their initial hesitations, our students approached the task with remarkable bravery and diligence. They carefully followed the instructions, meticulously dissecting the heart and observing its intricate structures. It was truly inspiring to see their curiosity and determination shine through.

Of course, not all students felt entirely comfortable with the dissection. Some expressed concerns about the ethical implications of dissecting an animal. Others found the process itself to be a bit unsettling. However, these students are to be commended for their willingness to step outside their comfort zones and engage with the material in a meaningful way.

As the dissection progressed, the students gained a deeper understanding of the heart’s anatomy and function. They were able to visualize the four chambers of the heart, the valves that control blood flow, and the major blood vessels that transport blood throughout the body. This hands-on experience brought the concepts learned in class to life, making the learning process more engaging and memorable.

We are incredibly proud of our Yr 10 and Yr 11 science students for their courage and dedication in this challenging practical. They have demonstrated the true spirit of scientific inquiry, approaching the task with curiosity, respect, and a willingness to learn. Their hard work and perseverance are an inspiration to us all.”