Chemistry Murder Mystery

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Chemistry Murder Mystery

08 October 2014

It was a case of ‘Whodunnit?’ as A Level Chemistry students held a Murder Mystery event to demonstrate how forensic science works.

The Chemistry students gave our Performing Arts students a run for their money as they acted out scenes to show the events which led to the ‘murder’ of Synthetic Chemist, Nelson. They then offered the audience of students and staff the chance to become amateur detectives by providing them with copies of forensic evidence for them to decipher and try to identify the ‘murderer’.

The event gave a fascinating insight into the various techniques used by forensic scientists. In particular it demonstrated mass spectrometry (MS), an analytical tool used for measuring the molecular mass of a sample, which helps to identify substances within the blood stream.


Chemistry student Preeti Sankhla who helped to organise the event said:

“It went amazingly well and the students who took part were more interested than we expected. The event created a lot of debate and really showed people how Chemistry is used in the real world. We worked really hard preparing for the event so it was good to see that work pay off.”

Chemistry tutor Abeer Naseer added:

“I’m really pleased with how it went. The students are not actors so putting on a performance like this for other students was very brave of them.  It seemed to really pay off as the audience seemed to really enjoy it and it brought Chemistry to life for them which was our main aim.”


Chemistry is one of 19 A Level subjects offered by the college, which also include other science subjects Human Biology and Physics. If you are interested in studying A Levels at the college please visit or call us on 0845 330 3343 for more information.

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