On Monday, Year 13 Biology students visited Manchester University to take part in a PCR workshop.
PCR is a technique used in molecular biology to amplify sequences of DNA.
This was a hands-on workshop and students had the opportunity to use a range of laboratory-grade equipment not available in schools.
They were encouraged to use their experimental design skills and to appreciate the importance of accuracy when measuring very small volumes of liquid.
During the workshop the students visited the vivarium at The Manchester Museum and were given an insight into the frog breeding programmes that take place to help the conservation of many different species of frog.