Mathematics

Get the support you need to teach the new A level mathematics curriculum

This September, hot on the heels of the new GCSE, changes to the mathematics A level specifications will come in to effect.

In the new A level, all students are required to study Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. In addition, three overarching themes of Mathematical Argument and Proof, Problem...

Computing

Algorithms + data structures = programs

Are we focusing more on algorithms and forgetting about data structure when writing computer programs? The fact is programming revolves around data either by processing data, storing or retrieving data and more innovative algorithms have been created by organising data efficiently which results in improved...

CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre

Intensive ENTHUSE bursaries: Wilsden primary school share their experiences

When Wilsden Primary School in Bradford embarked on their Intensive ENTHUSE activities in November 2015, their aim was to raise the schools’ attainment across STEM subjects.

In order to do so, they needed the tools to plan meaningful links between literacy, topic, mathematics and science, to ensure...

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Be a part of the Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network

The Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network is currently accepting new applications for membership from UK schools and colleges at all levels of primary and secondary education.The network supports teachers accessing high-quality, subject-specific support, CPD and provides opportunities to learn and share from its members.  The...

Celebrating inspiration in the North of England and Scotland

On Friday 12 May 2017, the last of a series of regional ENTHUSE Celebration Awards ceremonies took place.Held in Manchester Town Hall, the evening celebrated a number of inspirational teachers, technicians, support staff and schools and colleges from the North of England.Winners of the 2017 North England and Scotland round of the ENTHUSE...

Last chance to submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge helps teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive design and technology project within...

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

Engineering photography competition for students

What do your students think that engineering looks like?Engineering is shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. Traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls – the IET has launched a competition that is looking to change that image.The IET International Engineering...

Student opportunities in science and social science from the Nuffield Foundation

When it comes to applying for university, students who enjoy science and mathematics aren’t always aware of the options available to them outside the traditional STEM subjects.Q-Step social science degrees are the perfect option for students who want to develop their scientific inquiry and quantitative skills and use them to answer the big...

York MP visits local apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week Julian Sturdy, MP for Outer York, visited apprentices working in his constituency, at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.National Apprenticeship Week recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s National...

Bring your badge to work: a new STEM Ambassadors community initiative!

We are excited to announce the launch our STEM Ambassadors network’s first community initiative on social media, entitled “bring your badge to work”.The concept of the campaign is to celebrate and inspire our volunteers, to tie in with the launch of our new badges. Starting from today and over the next few months, we are looking for STEM...

STEM Learning magazines: tell us what you think and be in with a chance of winning

At the start of the spring term we published issue 5 of the STEM Learning magazines, full of practical ways for you to make 2017 the year of trying something different and inspiring your students.We hope that you have read a copy, either in print or online, and found it to be both informative and engaging.Let us know what you thinkWe have created...

ENTHUSE Partnerships open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnerships reopened for entries.ENTHUSE Partnerships are groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups can apply for a grant of up to £12,000 and can use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and...

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