STEM Case Studies: Promoting STEM Subjects and Careers to Girls

This collection of case studies was produced by National STEM Learning Centre and Network, in conjunction with Your Life, and describes the ways in which schools and colleges have promoted the study of STEM subjects and an awareness of STEM careers, to girls.

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STEM Case Study: Priestley College (CERN Trip)

This case study describes how Priestley College promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls through its biennial trip to CERN in Geneva.

All physics students are asked to fill in a letter of application outlining why they wish to take part in the trip. Staff are keen for students to have some future plans...

STEM Case Study: Priestley College - (Engineering Education Scheme)

This case study describes how Priestley College promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls, through involvement in the Engineering Education Scheme (EES). The scheme, run by EDT, lasts six months and offers hands on experience for a group of four year twelve students who are studying maths and physics/chemistry....

STEM Case Study: Priestley College (Girls into Physics and Electronics Day)

This case study describes how Priestley College promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls, through its ‘Girls into Physics and Electronics Day’.

Planned to be an annual event, a group of high ability year nine girls from a local high school are invited into the college to take part in physics and...

STEM Case Study: Ringwood School (Science Club)

This case study describes how Ringwood School promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls through its weekly science club.

The club is run by newly and recently qualified teachers with the support of some chemistry A level students and one of the school technicians.

Students rotate through biology,...

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