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Science Careers Days

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of progression through STEM subjects and careers. It describes how a careers day was used to widen students' knowledge of available opportunities in STEM-related fields.

City and Islington College felt that...

Where Do the Learners Go?

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of progression through STEM subjects. By Newham Adult Learning Service, it describes an action research project that aimed to capture progression and learner voice data from a sample of learners who had recently completed...

Strategies to Improve Success in Access to HE

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of progression through STEM. From East Durham College, it highlights the strategies put in place to increase retention rates and success rates on the ‘Access to HE’ programme. This involved the development of a pre-Access...

Developing a New Diploma in Engineering

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the themes of curriculum development, progression through STEM subjects and careers. By Hartlepool College of Further Education, the case study looks at the development of an engineering diploma and issues relating to timetable,...

Careers in Biochemistry

This Catalyst article looks at young people working in biochemistry, detailing how they got to where they are and what their job involves.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

 Catalyst is a...

In-service Training Pack

This in-service training pack, from the Centre for Science Education, was developed to help subject leaders to make effective use of the Engineering a Better World resources. The aims of the pack are to:

*enable leading teachers to develop their team's experience and expertise when integrating engineering...

Medical Emergencies

Medical Emergencies, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. Students design and make a hanging storage device that could, ideally, be folded up to make a rucksack or other carrying device. They have the opportunity...

Solar Detectives

Solar Detectives, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. Students build and modify a model solar car and research the science and mathematics underlying the use of solar energy. They have the opportunity to...

Protecting Your Head

Protecting Your Head, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. The context for the activities is the design of head protection for snowboarders where the risk of injury is significant but personal image is also...

F1 Challenge

F1 Challenge, from the Centre for Science Education, is a set of teaching materials which offer a cross-curricular approach to learning about engineering. Students build and modify a model F1 car based on ideas used for the F1 in Schools competitions. These ideas can be used as a stand-alone engineering based...

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