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Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

Develop the skills needed to successfully run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students.

Design and technology teacher

Planning and preparing the new design and technology GCSEs

We chatted to Simon James, Head of Department at The Warriner School, about the new GCSEs.


Ultimate STEM Challenge is back!

BP is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to help reduce our impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.


VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculum

No previous programming experience required, learn how to use VEX IQ in your STEM-related classes and receive your own free VEX IQ Super Kit.

Design idea

Design a new product for the Design Museum shop

The Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing.

3D printer

3D printing hints and tips for design and technology

If you are new to 3D printing then deciding where to start with a class of pupils can be a daunting task.

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

From idea to career -explore 12 areas of engineering

Engineering is a diverse, wide-reaching sector and it can be hard to decide which of the many areas to pursue.This booklet provides an overview of different types of engineering, including:Mechanical engineeringBiomedical engineeringChemical engineeringCivil engineeringSoftware engineeringAnd lots more…As well as...
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Rebuilding design and technology

This Working Paper has been written to inform all those who are concerned about the status and nature of Design & Technology in the secondary school curriculum. It has been developed in response to the serious and continuing decline in the uptake of GCSE Design & Technology since the subject was...
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Biomimicry 3.8

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable design. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s programmes aim to broaden and deepen teachers’ knowledge of biomimicry and facilitate the integration of biomimicry into the...
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2010 to date

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Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


Developing a STEM curriculum in KS3 design and technologyTY245

Are you a teacher looking to bring more STEM into design and technology? Are you running a STEM club in design and technology and looking for more ideas? This two day course is vital for any design and technology specialist looking to make their department a hub for STEM. Sessions will look at: examples of how...

Engineering GCSE: getting to grips with the engineering, mathematics and science subject contentTY224

 This two day course is designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in engineering, science and mathematics, supporting the delivery of engineering GCSE. Sessions will help the teaching of material properties (and materials testing), structural systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, calculating...

Developing food teaching conferenceTY233

Extend your teaching skills in four of the major elements required for Key Stage 4 food qualifications. Friday evening provides an exciting opportunity to network with other food teachers, whilst taking part in a practical challenge. The evening will finish with dinner at the National STEM Learning Centre in York....

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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