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Building STEM Strength

Produced by LSIS, this case study describes a project by FE Sussex. FE Sussex already has a well-established ethos of networks and collaboration as the limited company encompasses 12 colleges: five sixth form colleges, one land-based and six general FE colleges. However, by working with the LSIS STEM Programme, FE...

Exchange Scheme ‘Improving Progression’

Published by LSIS, this case study is based on work done by Longley Park Sixth Form College. The college recognised that they needed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level and that only engaging with students once they arrived at college, post-16, was too late. To rectify this, Longley Park gained funding from...

STEM - the Big Picture

From LSIS, this case study looks at Loughborough College and how college staff, from the principal to the engineering department, have been involved with different aspects of the LSIS STEM Programme.

Enhancement of Literacy Skills in Science

Published by LSIS, this case study looks at a project at Nelson and Colne College. The college applied for funding from the LSIS STEM Programme to devise and deliver an action research project that would meet the needs of college students.

The team began by collecting the GCSE English Language data of...

Shared CPD: Easing the Transition and Sharing Experience

Published by LSIS, this case study looks at work performed by North Devon College. With support from the LSIS STEM Programme, the college created strong continuing professional development links with local secondary schools to enhance teacher subject knowledge and ease the transition for students progressing in...

Growing With STEM

From LSIS, this case study describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. A core focus of the LSIS STEM Programme is embedding and supporting whole organisation approaches to STEM provision across the learning and skills sector. Wirral Metropolitan College has demonstrated how a whole-organisation approach to STEM...

Mathematics in Applied and Vocational Learning

Published by LSIS, this is a case study from the City of Bristol College. It looks at a programme to set up a collaboration with local schools, Nottingham University and local businesses to enhance the professional development of staff and offer new learning experiences for students studying mathematics. The aim...

Progression Through STEM

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of progression, new jobs and careers in STEM.

North Lindsey College has been developing a suite of activities to encourage local young people to choose STEM subjects, and reminding them of the opportunities...

CPD - Developing Learner Feedback

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the themes of harnessing technology and continued professional development. This project was set up to develop effective ways of collecting and reviewing student evaluation in Hillcroft College, a London Further Education college....

Review of Vocational Education - the Wolf Report

This report, by Dr Alison Wolf and published in March 2011, was commissioned to investigate the state of vocational education for young people aged 14 to 19. It was found that many courses offered very little value, offering no route to further education or prospects for meaningful employment.

Many...

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