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STEM Ambassadors: engaging students with careers in design and technology

STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free-of-charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate their value in life and careers.

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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...

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Longitude Explorer Prize: get your students involved in the challenge

On 9 January 2017, this year’s Longitude Explorer Prize was launched. Aimed at secondary school students and run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre and IBM, the prize is looking for innovative, practical solutions that use the Internet of Things to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.Areas of particular interest include...

Leadership CPD to get 2017 off to a good start

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? We have a fantastic suite of ‘new and aspiring’ leadership courses for you and your school, a great way to start the New Year.With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role....

Get creative: classroom displays competition reopened

Last term, we ran a competition asking people to share photos of their STEM-related classroom displays.This competition was so popular and received so many fantastic entries that we have decided to run it again this term!By entering this competition you could be one of six people to win £100 worth of gift vouchers. Not only this, your entries...

Do you know someone who has encouraged young people to study engineering?

If you know somebody who has demonstrated excellence in encouraging and motivating young people into engineering, the Engineers Trust is currently looking for nominations for their Stephenson Award.This annual award scheme aims to celebrate those who have encouraged, and continue to encourage, young people to study engineering.Nominations are...

First Lego League UK and Ireland: opportunities to get involved

First Lego League (FLL) is an international science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.This competition aims to inspire young people to discover and love STEM, whilst teaching them valuable life skills that are crucial for their future careers.Working in teams of up to ten with a supporting adult coach...

The Youth Grand Challenges: a new extra-curricular initiative

The British Science Association has announced a new extra-curricular initiative for students in the UK: the Youth Grand Challenges.Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association, the Youth Grand Challenges calls on students aged 11 to 19 to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to...

Winners of the classroom displays competition announced

In September 2016, the National STEM Learning Network launched a competition asking teachers to share photos of the classroom displays they’re particularly proud of.Teachers were tasked with sharing a photo of their display and the resources they used to create it, enabling other teachers to be inspired and replicate these ideas in their own...

What is the future of Initial Teacher Education in England?

On Thursday 2 March 2017, the Westminster Education Forum is hosting a seminar looking at the future of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and the future for Qualified Teacher Status.Following the publication of ‘A framework of core content for ITT’, this is a great opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to come together and...

A global coding challenge, coming soon!

Technology is everywhere and is changing every industry on the planet.To help encourage more young people into a technology-related career, CSC Charitable Foundation is launching a new global coding challenge – CSC Codes.This fun and engaging competition uses Scratch to inspire a passion for programming and sciences in today’s youth.Aimed at 10-14...

Got an idea for a new internet enabled product? The Little BIG Awards want to hear from you!

The Little BIG Awards are a chance for your students to show off their ideas for an internet enabled future!What are the Little BIG Awards?Watch this short video to find out more about the Little BIG Awards and the benefits of getting involved. How does my school enter?Firstly, your students need to design an internet enabled idea. What can...

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