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Five ways you can get ready for September

With the mathematics GCSE exams safely over for another year, you might be lucky enough to have some ‘gained time’ this half term. Usually, thoughts will turn to how best to prepare for the next academic year.

Whether you are planning how to engage with subject-specific CPD, reviewing your scheme of work, developing...

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Government’s post-16 skills plan: educational reforms that have created T levels

Technical level qualifications or ‘T levels’ are new technical study programmes that will sit alongside apprenticeships within a reformed skills training system. 

A levels are not classed as technical qualifications and, therefore, are not affected by the reforms.

What are T levels?

The reforms are at the...

Engineering degree apprenticeship

Why choose an engineering degree apprenticeship?

Traditionally, a university degree was viewed as the optimum route into an engineering career. However, many students are now looking into other options. One alternative is a degree apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships have been used in engineering within the UK for hundreds of years, although they declined in popularity...

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Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications extended: 5pm on 14 February 2018Open to all state-funded secondary schools, the Polar Explorer grant award is for those wishing to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary. The award of £2,500, focuses on the following four areas:science leadershipquality of collaboration between science...

Applications open for the Autodesk Design School!

Are your students ready for the future of design and making?Applications are now open for a newly developed teacher CPD with a world leader in 3D design and engineering software, Autodesk.We’re working together this summer term to run a unique, bursary funded training event that will explore how digital design and manufacturing tools can be used...

Engineering the future: MACH 2018

MACH 2018 will be showcasing the technologies of over 600 exhibitors 09th – 13th April and the NEC Birmingham. If you and your students work with machinery MACH is a great place to get a feel for what manufacturing is all about.The show has an Education & Development Zone specifically designed for students aged 11–19, featuring companies and...

Welcome to your new dashboard!

You may have noticed some changes to your dashboard when you sign in to your account. We have developed a fantastic new platform to give you better access to all your activities, CPD and resources.This new dashboard now also makes accessing a STEM Ambassador even easier. It is focussed around self-service, meaning you can get STEM Ambassador...

Classroom displays competition: get creative and inspire others

Our ever-popular classroom displays competition has returned!Taking place termly, our classroom displays competition allows you to share photos of the classroom displays you are most proud of. Six winners are chosen each term, who will each receive £50 worth of vouchers.Not only does this competition let you share your own classroom displays, it...

Extended Little Big Futures resources launched

We have recently launched our Little Big Futures programme in collaboration with Cisco.The aim of the programme is to get students thinking about the Internet of Things and how to improve our lives by connecting everyday objects.You may have already used our free, one-hour lesson plans – well get ready to take it to the next level!We have now...

Sumaze! wins three stars at Tech for Teachers Awards 2018

MEI’s free problem-solving app, Sumaze!, has been awarded three stars at the Tech for Teachers Awards 2018.Tech for Teachers is an annual awards scheme, launched in 2017 by the publishers of Technology and Innovation and Teach Secondary magazines, aimed at identifying the very best classroom innovations in seven, curriculum-linked categories.Only...

Celebrating STEM Clubs

We are excited to announce the launch of our new STEM Clubs programme material this February.The UK STEM Clubs programme, a national initiative led by STEM Learning, can support schools, employers, youth groups and colleges to take the next step; whether that’s establishing a new Club or reinvigorating an existing one. We have developed...

Register for the British Biology Olympiad

Taking place from 23-31 January 2018, the British Biology Olympiad challenges and motivates students with an interest in biology.Open to post-16 students, the competition consists of two, one-hour online multiple choice tests. These are taken in schools and colleges under staff-supervised conditions at any time convenient during the competition...

Royal Astronomical Society honour leading astronomers and geophysicists

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) announced the 2018 winners of its awards, medals and prizes last week. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics through these awards.The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the Society held on Friday 12 January 2018. The winners will be...

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