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The apprentice

This Core Maths activity is based on the television programme ‘The Apprentice’ and was written by Core Maths students and their tutor. Examples of student work is also included.

The Apprentice: Guidance

The guide explains how the task was created and introduces the activity, including...

The Royal Society of Chemistry Posters

From the Royal Society of Chemistry, these posters illustrate some of the science careers available to students, for example: food scientist, analytical chemist, formulation scientist, materials scientist and chemist. Bright and stimulating, they make students think about science areas such as pharmaceuticals,...

JIVE Posters

Produced by JIVE (Joint Interventions), this set of information posters are for employers to illustrate how organisations can support and inspire women to enter and progress in Science, Engineering Technology and the Built Environment.

John Gray

This STEMNET resource introduces John Gray who is a specialist engineer for the BBC. His role is crucial in ensuring that the programme production system used by local radio stations across England works properly.

John was at university studying for a degree in Computational Physics when he first worked for...

More Maths Grads Posters

Produced by More Maths Grads, these bright posters are intended for use in schools to illustrate the range of opportunities that mathematics can open. These include the aerospace industry, architecture, navigation technologies, biological sciences, music and sport.

DNA in the Garden

Produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), these resources contain two sets of materials, suitable for Key Stage Three/Four or post-16 students. They explore the science and surprises behind plant DNA. Separate worksheets for each age group cover:

* What plant DNA is...


In this resource from CensusAtSchool, students are asked to apply their knowledge of the Poisson distribution to real life data in the context of a school problem. This resource is good at contextualising and reinforcing understanding of the Poisson distribution, it requires students to consider developing a...

Where Would Social Science Be Without Maths?

A poster for teachers to use within the classroom, produced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). On the front is a timeline featuring prominent figures who developed the use of statistics, with accompanying teachers’ notes on the back. The timeline looks at landmark events in social science from 1662...

Food and Diet

This issue of the Big Picture, from the Wellcome Trust, looks at the role that food plays not only in human physiology but also in the individual's lives. Food is about so much more than sustenance. Food choice touches on many aspects of human life: culture, identity, religion, relationships, mood, fashion and...

ExoMars Wall Chart

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this colour wall chart describes ExoMars, the second European Space Agency (ESA) mission to visit Mars. ExoMars is part of a joint two-part mission funded by ESA and NASA. In 2016 the ESA-led mission will launch an orbiter and short-lived lander. The...


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