School Case Studies

 

1. Helping to inspire women into STEM careers

Helping to inspire women into STEM careers_thumbSTEM Ambassadors have helped to inspire female pupils at Hillcrest about STEM careers and introduced them to a broader range of STEM career opportunities. Students have been made aware of apprenticeships as an alternative route into STEM careers, as well as more traditional higher education routes.

Hillcrest School
Region: West Midlands
Free school meals: 30.7%

 

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2. Helping to raise the profile of STEM subjects

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STEM Ambassadors at Newbattle High School have raised the profile of and engagement with STEM subjects across the curriculum.

Newbattle High School
Region: Scotland
Free school meals: 23.29%

 

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3. Increasing pupils’ awareness of the range of STEM careers

Helping to increase pupils’ awareness of the range of STEM careers available_thumbActivities through STEM Ambassadors at this school have helped to inform and educate pupils on STEM career options and opportunities.

Queen Elizabeth School (QES)
Region: Greater London
Free school meals: 1.4%

 

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4. Helping to provide links to industry

Helping to provide links to industry_thumbProgrammes provide links to industry and career pathways. This provides pupils with an understanding of what potential STEM jobs are available locally and nationally and their associated roles and responsibilities at an everyday level.

Nunthorpe Academy
Region: North East England

Free school meals: 28%

 

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5. Bringing advanced skills to STEM Clubs

Bringing advanced skills to STEM Clubs_thumbPACA have engaged with STEM Ambassadors who bring advanced skills, knowledge and resources – as well as the latest thinking and ideas from their industry – to STEM Clubs, which teachers may not have.

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA)
Region: South East England
Free school meals: 15.2%

 

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6. Teaching pupils transferable life skills

Teaching pupils transferable life skills_thumbSTEM Ambassadors have provided invaluable support to this school’s STEM Clubs, within which pupils have refined and developed transferable skills, such as presenting and team work.

Chelmer Valley High School
Region: East of England
Free school meals: 7%
Disadvantaged students: 17%

 

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You can also watch video case studies of STEM Ambassadors activities.