Our STEM Coordinator is Hannah Taylor
STEM at St Augustine’s is an exciting part of the students educational experience by reaching outside their own classroom, teachers and lecturers collaborate across subjects, enhance and enrich the school curriculum, make links with the world of work. It is important to help young people relate school STEM subjects with their real-world experience. The College recognises the importance of STEM in students’ future employability.
We work closely with Bath University to provide opportunities for our students to explore STEM. We run activities in line with the British Science Association such as the annual Science and Engineering Week. This is an exciting week where students explore and investigate inventions that changed the world. Other STEM activities have included a star gazing evening, when parents and students were able to learn and observe the solar system. STEM is an integral part of Year 10’s Applied Learning Week when students participate in numerous workshops.
Our challenge for STEM teaching is to help young people recognise how the science, design & technology, computer science, engineering and mathematics that they study at St Augustine’s can lead to rich and varied career pathways. This complexity is a challenge – but also offers an enormous opportunity for STEM to engage young people with these strategically important subjects. At St Augustine’s we are committed to making this challenge a reality.