Welcome to STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
- Mrs Burnam-Richards
- Mr Tulsides
- Dr McGeady
- Mr Khan
Aims and Philosophy
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The aim of STEM is to teach every student to enjoy science for pleasure, equip all students with skills for the future and to give every talented scientist the chance to excel.
The opportunity to teach STEM to Year 7 students both equips students with practical skills and informs students of the range of careers available before choosing their options at the end of Year 8.
Students in Year 7 have one lesson a week of STEM for half of the academic year. During that time, students work in teams on three projects which replicate real life careers and scenarios. Students are presented with a range of different contexts to broaden their skills and deepen their understanding.
The projects that students undertake have been created by a number of different organisations including the Institute of Physics and Practical Action. Each project fulfils elements of the national curriculum across many other subject areas including Science, Design and Technology, Geography, Mathematics and English. The inspiration for the projects used can be found at the following links:
Students are assessed individually using workbooks which are both self assessed by students and marked by staff. This gives students the chance to reflect on their learning and give them opportunity to improve their skills.