New Science Lab for Sixth Form
St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form College has officially unveiled a new state-of-the-art Science laboratory, in response to the growing number of pupils choosing to study Sciences.
The new lab is a dedicated space for the teaching of Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-levels. It was specifically designed for the study of practical A Level Science and is well equipped to deal with the demanding practical aspects of the courses. The lab contains specialist equipment including a colorimeter, a laser, light gates and grade A standard glassware. It is fitted with a fume cupboard for chemical experiments, and has an attached prep room. The design is light and airy, and reflects standards in industry, ensuring students gain the best possible experience.
The new resource is a significant investment in the learning environment for Science students at the Sixth Form. Head of Science at St Ambrose, Dr Helen Norton, said: “We are delighted with our new facility. It is a modern, bright laboratory which will hugely enhance the current students’ learning and enable more young people in Salford to study Science at A Level.”
St Ambrose Barlow is now the only school-based sixth form in Salford and the decision to add A Levels to the existing programme of BTEC courses marked the start of new local provision for the young people of Salford.
In this first year of offering A Levels the Science courses have proved some of the most popular. With increasing numbers of applications for the coming year and so many choosing to study Science, investment in a new lab will allow the college to cater for this growing demand. The new facility will enable more students to study Science, which is both a local and national priority.