STEM Case Studies

Many schools may wish to embrace the STEM agenda but are not certain where to start and are not ready to take a whole school approach by using the STEM Planning Tools.

Starting small by working within the STEM subject departments on a particular project can be a good start that then leads to a whole school approach.

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network has supported many of these projects in a variety of ways, some in conjunction with the NCETM. Schools that were supported were required to write a case study of their experience, which is intended as a stimulus for discussion amongst colleagues considering taking a similar approach to developing STEM in their school or college.

The case studies describe the focus area for the project, how it operated in practice, some advice on getting started and an insight into what impact schools identified.

Below are the publications and final reports produced by supported schools.



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Identifying the opportunities for collaboration between STEM subjects to develop a thematic approach to the KS3 curriculum

Science, technology and mathematics teachers at Tendring Technology College had already collaborated across departments and wanted to develop these links further by adopting a thematic approach to the curriculum. The Key Stage 3 curriculum was reviewed to identify areas to embed a STEM philosophy into the lessons...

Mathematics and Science Departments Working Collaboratively

Cross-curricular work can be incredibly powerful, both in terms of student outcomes and staff Continuing Professional Development. However, it is easy to contemplate, but far more difficult to deliver. Effective planning is the key. At King James’s School, near Huddersfield, members of the mathematics and science...

Professional Development for Primary Teachers to Deliver STEM Activities

Castlebrook High School was aware that many of its feeder primary schools found it difficult to deliver exciting STEM projects. In this project they aimed to...

Promoting Innovation through Practical STEM Based Activities

With the introduction of the revised National Curriculum programmes of study, one of the Hampshire Leading Mathematics Teachers’ (LMT) core groups decided to focus on activities to promote cross-curricular STEM work in schools.



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