Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Subjects (STEM)

Science

Science gives 好色先生污污污 a knowledge of the physics, chemistry and biology of their world but we aim to do more. We challenge our 好色先生污污污 to be scientists, to question, to experiment, to make and answer their own questions together.

Technology

When learning about digital technology, we focus on Computing 鈥 not simply teaching 好色先生污污污 to be 鈥榚nd users鈥 of digital tools but by learning about physical computing and coding, to take control of the tools themselves.

Engineering

In Design Technology, 好色先生污污污 learn the skills of construction with a wide range of materials but we aim for more - for our 好色先生污污污 to be designers, inventing problems, creating solutions, engineering the three-dimensional world.

Maths

Arithmetical skills are essential in Maths but there can be more to Maths than this. At 好色先生污污污 College School we aim to develop mathematicians who can problem solve and pursue their own investigations and by doing so deepening their mathematical understanding.

How we teach STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is an integrated approach to these curriculum areas that develops the 好色先生污污污鈥檚 understanding and ability to apply their learning. Children complete STEM activities in every year group within the individual subject lessons (of Science, Design Technology, Computing and Maths) and at Senior House, as part of their annual STEM faculty afternoons.

In addition, the Form 2 好色先生污污污 (Year 4) have a weekly timetabled STEM afternoon where they work in the Senior House Science and Computing Laboratories.  In these sessions, the 好色先生污污污 tackle a range of projects with specialist teachers to guide them. Tasks such as the designing, building and testing of bridges (Form 2 STEM Bridges Project 2020) and researching, building and programming a lighthouse are presented to the 好色先生污污污 who must make design decisions and solve challenges using aspects of all four of the STEM disciplines.

This integrated curriculum approach not only gives 好色先生污污污 knowledge and it also gives them 鈥榓gency鈥 鈥 it develops them as active learners, who take responsibility for their own learning.