Knights of the round table

Maximising impact and evaluating success with the 'Knights' of the round table

King Arthur and the fabled Knights of the Round Table were so called because of a special table in Camelot that was round instead of rectangular – there was no ‘head’ of the table. This meant that everyone around it had equal status – and this encouraged trust among them.

Technology has adapted and for the last few months...

A brief guide to mathematics in A level science

A brief guide to mathematics in A level science

Meeting the demands of A level science can be a challenge for students. Here at STEM Learning, we're supporting teachers of science to help ensure that the mathematical content found in the Key Stage 5 science curriculum is not a barrier to student progress.

Since 2015, 40% of physics, 20% of chemistry and 10% of biology A-level...

Our support for STEM tutors during a pandemic

When I was head of a large mathematics department I was regularly asked by parents if I could recommend a tutor for their son or daughter. They would explain their concerns - perhaps their child lacked confidence in mathematics or was not progressing as well as they hoped. Maybe they just wanted additional support for their child...

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Free food science summer school for Year 12 students

In June and July this year, Year 12 students have the opportunity to attend free food science courses at four different sites around the country.Each course is a two to three day residential, giving students the opportunity to get a taste of university life at the same time as discovering more about the food industry. “Food science...

Don’t miss your chance to bask in the limelight

Applications for our ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open. Apply for your chance to share the limelight; demonstrate all your hard work and celebrate all that you and your school have achieved. There are two different awards on offer: Individual awards and Organisational awards. The Individual awards have been designed to recognise and...

STEMtech to host third annual conference in June

The third annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase - Skilled for Success - will be taking place on 13-14 June 2016. Designed to support the development and advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, this event works with industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills needed for the future. ...

Full programme confirmed!

We have just confirmed our programme of events for our Using STEM research conference.Held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York from 20 May 2016, we’re proud to be hosting our second conference on using STEM research and evidence-based practice. If you want to feel more comfortable using research in the classroom or if you’ve got some...

How fast can your micro:bit travel?

BLOODHOUND SSC is a UK designed and built car that is aiming to break the 1000mph barrier and set a new land speed record.This summer term, the BLOODHOUND Project is using its world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.School teams across...

Special offer for our latest online CPD activity

 Teaching the new science curriculum: physics - we’ve teamed up with the people at TES to bring you the latest practices on teaching physics at key stage 4 for non-specialists and newly qualified teachers.Covering the main areas of physics such as energy and radiation, our own Adam Little (Professional development leader for physics)...

Develop local partnerships with the ENTHUSE Partnership Award

Applications for the ENTHUSE Partnership Awards are currently open and we are taking expressions of interest from new schools wishing to apply to become an ENTHUSE Partnership.The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of £12,000 for groups of between four and eight schools located in England, wishing to work together to address local issues in STEM...

IMechE release new report on engineering education

According to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a major rethink about the role of schools and colleges is needed to promote engineering.Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IMechE’s report 'Big Ideas: the future of engineering in schools' represents the view of leading engineering education...

Get involved in The Bright Ideas Challenge

Shell are inviting students from across Great Britain to participate in The Bright Ideas Challenge. As part of their ongoing support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Shell have launched a brand new challenge for 11-14 year old students to get involved in.This cross-curricular schools competition is based around...

Maths Careers Poster Competition

Students in years 7 to 13 are invited to enter the Maths Careers Visualising Data Poster Competition. Students have to collect their own data or obtain data from the internet to produce a poster that uses data visuals to tell a story.The winning posters from students in each category will receive an Android tablet. There will also be ‘highly...

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