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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...

Getting girls into engineering

This case study published in 2011 by LSIS  describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. The project developed an action research project focused on increasing the participation rate of girls in the Level 2 Higher Diploma in Engineering. The first step for the project was to attract girls to post-16 engineering,...

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...

Knowledge and Technology Transfer Profile Builder in STEM Subjects

Published by LSIS, this tool is a self-assessment guide for further education providers. Knowledge Transfer is principally about the flow of information from the knowledge source to business.

This guide helps senior...

Enriching Engineering With Projects For an External Client

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice.

This case study looks at the themes of knowledge and transfer technology as well as enrichment and enhancement in STEM. This project has been developed since 2007 by Leicester College, in partnership...

Partnership in Engineering Between Industry and College

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study looks at the theme of employer engagement. Loughborough College identified the further provision of apprenticeships as a key goal. This case study investigates the key success factors of a...

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