Physics in the Field

UVHS physics sixth form has been asked to support the Institute of Physics at the Holker Garden festival. The IoP runs a stand with lots of physics demos from rocket launching to thermal imaging cameras.

The idea is to have some fun with the passing visitors and to promote physics amongst the general public.

If you would like to help out on either Friday 30th May or Sunday 1st June please contact Mr Thompson. We will provide free transport, entry to the show and some time for a wander around, a free Physics in the Field T-shirt and maybe a frisbee! We’ll even buy you your lunch.


Year 13 Glaxo Summer Placements

The GSK Ulverston site is looking to take on Summer Placements again during June to September 2014.

Applications are sought from students in Year 13 & Undergraduates to support us in the following areas:


  • Operational Excellence
  • Training Capability & Compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Manufacturing Intermediates
  • Finance

If you know anybody who would be interested in these opportunities, please let them know we are now accepting applications.

We are looking to help support students who are studying these disciplines and who have the potential to be the future of GSK.  The positions will receive a salary and the student will get a fantastic insight into life at GSK.

Anyone interested can send a CV, with a covering letter specifying which role they are interested in, why they chose GSK, their career plans and how a placement at GSK will assist their course studies to

Applications will be sent to the area Functional Leads who will select the candidate.

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 9th May 2014. 

Y12 Empa Section B Revision

EMPA Section B exam 2nd May

You might find this document…..

….from the “Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School” in London useful during your prep for the EMPA. I can not copy it for you but as it is open access on the web I guess it’s fair game.

It is not all relevent, so focus your attention on pages 5-10 and 25-36

Mr Salton


Easter HWK deadline approaching

The following people have 24 hours to complete the Easter HWK task. If you are in touch with them please let them know:

MYERS Andrew
TUCKER Matthew
Bartlett Adam
Cross Billy
Fare Mark
Long Madigan
Murphy Matthew
Cottis Aaron
Duncan Josiah
Howard Matthew
Hubbard Max
Lawley Finn
Mills Oliver
O’Neill Aaron
Pye Robert
Treadwell Morgan-Emily
Cape Daniel
Carruthers Dan
Solloway Aaron
Abdelrhman Hazem
Bland Jodie
Blaszczyk Patryk
melling sam
plevey aaron
Wilson Scott



Easter Homework

Well done to those of you who have done your bit – I know who you are 🙂

For those of you who haven’t (I know who you are!) the deadline is midnight on Tuesday night.

Year 12 task allocation and instructions

Year 13 task allocation and instructions

Happy Easter,

Mr T

Lecture on Glaxo’s New Factory

BDAE Lecture – Forum 28 in Barrow. 7.30pm Free entry

Insight into GSK’s new £350m factory

The man responsible for delivering a new £350million factory where medicines of the future will be discovered will give an insight into the project at a public lecture next month.

Pat McIver has been invited by Barrow and District Association of Engineers (BDAE) to talk about GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) planned state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ulverston.