Developing a STEM curriculum in KS3 design and technology TY245

Found out how to bring more STEM-related content into your key stage 3 design and technology lessons, with help from our STEM specialists.


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 different schools are approaching STEM education in design and technology
  • how employers can be used to support STEM in your lessons
  • strategies for bringing STEM into key stage 3 schemes of work in all areas, including food
  • working with employers to give students real life experience of STEM careers
  • practical projects and ideas to use in clubs and half/full day enrichment activities
  • working effectively with your maths, science and computing departments
  • external support and resources, an overview of the STEM landscape
  • generating funding for STEM activities
  • encouraging more girls into STEM and more specifically, engineering
  • the future of STEM industries and discussion on careers that students might be doing in 10-20 years' time

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.


You will be able to:

  • increase awareness of what STEM is and what support is available for schools
  • develop strategies for implementing a STEM curriculum across the whole of key stage 3
  • find out how industry can support STEM in your school, both staff and students
  • gain ideas for increasing the number of girls interested in STEM

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