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What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
STEM is everywhere. It’s in your home, your classroom, the businesses you visit and the roads you drive on. Products and services you use every day are shaped by science and technological innovations, from your smartphone to your fridge, ATMs and medicines. If you’re considering studying in these fields, there’s good news ahead: it’s been predicted that 75 per cent of all jobs will require STEM skills over the next decade.
Why study STEM subjects?
The answer is very simple: lots of jobs today and career opportunities in the future will be based on STEM subjects. They are fast becoming essential skills. There is a huge variety of exciting career paths open to people with STEM based skills. Young people with STEM qualifications are in demand in the job market and have good long term career prospects. People with STEM skills can make a big contribution to many of the big challenges facing society today.
STEM AT ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Each half term a group of students of various ability and age range takes part in a 6 week STEM session that helps them explore how Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Design &Technology and Engineering are used in real life. Over the 6 week period, they undertake a series of activities such as investigating the effect of an avalanche in Maths, understanding how a rocket engine works in Physics, using 3D printers in DT, experience three types of material stress related to rocks, explore the chemistry behind bath bombs and designing their own spirometer to work out the capacity of their lungs in Biology.
Year 7 to 11 students take part in various competitions such as the CREST award, Shell Bright Ideas and working on projects such as future travel, squeaky clean, new energy forms, designing a rocket car and triathlon.
Students have the opportunity to meet with STEM ambassadors to assist them with their projects.
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