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Witherley Road,
Atherstone,
Warwickshire,
CV9 1LZ

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STEM

Overview

The STEM department aims to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge scientific concepts, with an emphasis on independent and hands-on learning.

Students benefit from unrivalled facilities and teaching quality, which will give them the opportunity to learn about cutting edge scientific concepts, with an emphasis on independent and hands-on learning. Using brand new state-of-the-art equipment, students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of STEM related projects,ranging from 3D printing, robotics, forensic science and green screen technology; with a further six projects available for students to complete. At the start of the year, students completed a range of activities designed to build their collaboration and team work skills, which is a key component of the STEM curriculum. They are combining interactive projects with a newly developed online learning platform, which provides students with support and challenge, giving them the opportunity to develop transferable skills that will support their progression in a number of subjects across the school. This is an exciting time for the school, with the STEM curriculum playing a leading role in the schools transition to a modern and thriving academy.

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KS4 Engineering

The BTEC Engineering qualification is equivalent to a full GCSE and offers a natural transition from our KS3 STEM lessons. The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, creative industries, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. People with engineering skills are always in demand.  Between 2010 and 2020, engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings.
Engineering is an engaging subject that will allow students to receive a mix of key knowledge and skills. This qualification is aimed at everyone who would like to find out more about engineering by undertaking their own projects. Students will demonstrate the following:
  • Learn about the key engineering sectors – mechanics, electrical/electronic and engineering design and how they contribute to industry
  • Develop key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, planning, making, using CAD and disassembly
  • Develop key skills for employment in engineering sectors, such as problem solving, design, creativity, communication and collaboration.

The following is a link to the course breakdown, and page 7 is already on the student exercise books:

This is the purpose statement of the qualification:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/engineering/2017/Specification-and-sample-assessments/60308291-tech-award-engineering-purpose.pdf

Members of the department

Mr R. Grainger – Head of STEM/Engineering

Mrs R. Mistry

Mr J Singh

Mrs N Trewin

Mrs L. Tomlinson

Mrs T Thompson